The Maryland Insurance Administration released the approved rates for CareFirst Consumer Direct medical plans on Tuesday August 29, 2017. The approved increase for the BlueChoice HMO is 34.5% and the approved increase for the BlueCross PPO plans is 49.9%. This comes on the heels of an approximate 25% rate increase last year. The new rates will go into effect beginning 1-1-18. Expect plan changes as well.
Companies who moved to individual plans due to high cost in the group market, it may be time to move back.