As of May 2017, health insurance companies in DC have requested to increase their premium rates for individual and small group health care plans. Companies, such as Carefirst, Blue Cross and Kaiser are a few who have requested for individual plans to be increased up to an average of 39.9%. The highest increase is seen in more affordable plans, which provide less coverage. Small group plans are seeing a request for an average increase of 9%. While these requests have been submitted, they must be approved by the state and adhere to District law.
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