Consumers protest Anthem rate hike request

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Consumer advocates demonstrated their concerns at a CT Insurance Dept. public hearing about Anthem’s request to raise premiums 20% or more. The consumers outlined the enormous economic burden this places on state residents and businesses while unemployment remains high and Anthem’s parent company made millions in profits last quarter. Policymakers questioned Anthem’s documentation to justify the increases. This is the latest in a string of double digit rate increase requests by Anthem that have been approved by the department.
Ellen Andrews