June 19, 2017
When health insurance prices go up, how does this affect you and your family?
The Green Mountain Care Board has received proposed rates for 2018 health insurance plans offered on Vermont Health Connect, Vermont’s health insurance marketplace. MVP Health Plan, Inc. has requested a 6.7% percent average annual rate increase. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont requests an average 12.7% percent increase.
Attend a Hearing or Public Comment Session
The Green Mountain Care Board will hold hearings open to the public on July 19 (MVP) and July 20 (BCBSVT). They start at 9 a.m. in Room 11 of the Vermont State House, 115 State Street, Montpelier, Vermont.
The Office of the Health Care Advocate participates in the hearings to help represent the interests of Vermont consumers. Time is also reserved at the end of each hearing for Vermonters who want to make a comment in person.
You can also attend a public comment session on July 27 from 5 - 7 p.m. in the GMCB Board Room, 2nd Floor of the City Center Building, 89 Main Street, Montpelier, Vermont.
Submit a Comment
You can submit comments on the rates through July 26 online, by email, by mail or by phone. See our web page for details about how to submit comments, and make your voice heard!
The Board will issue final decisions on the new rates on August 10, 2017.