NEWwbztv-small wbz-am-small 985-small mytv38web2
Bruins-Red Wings Game 4 -- 7:30pm on 98.5 The Sports Hub
Game PreviewSeries Predictions | Head-to-Head Breakdown | Sports Hub Montages

Local

Health Insurance Increase Okayed In Mass. For 2012

View Comments
Medical Care, Hospital Bed

(Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

BOSTON (CBS) –Some Massachusetts residents will see only a small rise in health care premiums this year.

State regulators have approved premium hikes averaging 2.3% for what’s called the Small Group Market.  That includes thousands of small businesses and self-employed residents.
They go into effect in April.

Last year, people saw health care premiums rise 9 percent, and there have been double-digit increases in years past.

State officials say the lower increases reflect years of efforts to get costs under control.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus