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HMSA plans 8.8% rate hike

The increase, which affects 13,000 individuals, is lowered from the 9.8 percent rise the insurer sought

By Kristen Consillio

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 29, 2012

~~<p>Hawaii Medical Service Association is boosting rates by an average 8.8 percent for 13,000 individuals renewing health insurance policies Tuesday.</p>
<p>The state Insurance Division reduced HMSA's proposed increase from 9.8 percent in a move estimated to reduce costs for the individual group market by $300,000 to $400,000, Insurance Commissioner Gordon Ito said in an email.</p>
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Hawaii Medical Service Association is boosting rates by an average 8.8 percent for 13,000 individuals renewing health insurance policies Tuesday.

The state Insurance Division reduced HMSA's proposed increase from 9.8 percent in a move estimated to reduce costs for the individual group market by $300,000 to $400,000, Insurance Commissioner Gordon Ito said in an email. Login for more...



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