Companies offering coverage on the health insurance exchange in Maryland are proposing to increase rates.
The Baltimore Sun reports that United Healthcare will no longer offer individual plans on the state's online exchange created under the Affordable Care Act. It will still offer plans in the small-business market.
CareFirst Blue Cross BlueShield has asked regulators for a 12.4% increase in its HMO plan next year. It's seeking a 16 percent increase for its two other plans.
Cigna Health and Life Insurance Co. is asking for a 29.8% increase. Evergreen Health Cooperative has requested an 8.1% increase and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States is asking for a 25% rate hike.
The insurance commission is expected to decide on the rates by early August.