HARTFORD — The state’s Department of Insurance will hold a public hearing on a proposal by Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield to raise premiums for its health plans beginning January 1, 2015. The hearing will take place beginning at 9 a.m. June 27 at the insurance department’s headquarters in Room 701 at 153 Market Street in Hartford.


The hearing will cover proposals for new rates for plans sold through the state’s insurance exchange, Access Health CT, as well as plans sold outside the exchange. Anthem is seeking to raise rates by an average of 12.5 percent, but the proposed premium changes vary by plan, ranging from a 4.8-percent decrease to a 17.38-percent hike.


People who don’t attend the hearing can submit written comments on the proposal online at the insurance department’s website, ct.gov/cid.