Three health insurers in Montana are looking to raise ratesfor 2017 health plans in the individual and small group marketplace.
For individual plans, the proposed average rate hikes are62.1% for HCSC (Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana), 22% for Montana HealthCo-op and 19.8% for PacificSource.
For small group plans, the submitted average rate increasesare 32.1% for HCSC (Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana), 3% for Montana HealthCo-op and 6.5% for PacificSource.
Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance MonicaLindeen announced a public hearing will be held on the proposed rates. Thehearings will start July 26.