CareFirst BCBS Rate Action Approved for the Individual Market

The Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) has approved a 34.5% increase on CareFirst BlueChoice HMO and a 49.9% increase on BCBS PPO Individual Market Health Plans for members under 65 effective January 1, 2018. The 2018 Open Enrollment period will run from Nov. 1, 2017 through December 15, 2017. Individuals are able to shop rates and sign up for new plans or renew existing ones during this open enrollment period.