Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Files to Raise Rates on Some Plans
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield is looking to raise some of its health care rates next year.
It's filing for rate adjustments with the New York State Department of Financial Services on its community-rated products. BlueCross BlueShield says the adjustments are necessary to meet health care cost increases.
If approved, HealthyBlue co-pay plans would see changes from 9 to 11.7 percent.
Direct-pay HMO and POS plans would decrease by 3.4 percent. Large group HMO plans would see increases ranging from 6.3 percent. High deductible plans would increase from 16.4 percent to 19.9 percent.
Any rate changes would have to be approved by the state.