Regence BlueShield en Kreidler rejects Regence rate hike <p>Insurance Commissioner <a href="">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