Regence BlueShield http://www.kplu.org en Kreidler rejects Regence rate hike http://www.kplu.org/post/kreidler-rejects-regence-rate-hike <p>Insurance Commissioner <a href="http://www.insurance.wa.gov/news/2010/12-7-2010.shtml">Mike Kreidler has rejected a new rate increase</a> requested by one of the state’s largest health insurers.&nbsp; It’s the second time in recent months Kreidler has sparred with Regence BlueShield.&nbsp;</p><p>Regence is seeking a 3.7% increase for its Washington customers, including the Asuris subsidiary, starting January first, to cover the cost of new benefits required by the federal health law.&nbsp; This applies to its individual insurance plans, not to plans provided through employers.</p> Wed, 08 Dec 2010 11:33:40 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 305 at http://www.kplu.org