Many enrolled in public health plans must switch providers

Friday, November 6, 2015

From the MANKATO FREE PRESS: It's been known for well over a month that MNsure rates would surge next year. But for those signing up for new health insurance plans this week, sticker shock is just now becoming a reality. "My rates are up more than 48 percent," Paul Campbell said, voicing not only disbelief but anger over the increase. He is covered through Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, the state's largest insurer. Average rate increases for individual and family coverage range from 14 percent to 49 percent compared to 2015, MNsure announced Oct. 1. The highest average rate increase - 49 percent - is from BCBS.