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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s Medigap Rate Increase Faces Roadblock from Administrative Law Judge

Here is the story from the Detroit News.  BCBS of Michigan was looking for a 31% increase ($33/month).  The administrative law judge ruled for a 3.8% increase ($4/month).  BCBS of Michigan has 210,000 Medigap members on this plan.  The difference $29/month times 12 months times 210,000 policyholders means an annual difference of $73 million.

BCBS of Michigan can appeal the ruling.  The Michigan Insurance Commissioner, Ken Ross, will make the final determination in early December.

I also found this story here.  These numbers make a little more sense in calculating the $85 million in savings that the Michigan attorney general references. . .

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