BCBSMI raises rates; Humana launches elderly online community;

> Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan's small business customers will see average rate hikes of 7.4 percent, which is the lowest increase in six years for the insurer and less than last fall's average 13.1 percent jump, reports the Detroit News. Article

> The National Association of Insurance Commissioners won't vote any time soon on whether to support removing brokers' fees from insurers' administrative costs as part of the medical-loss ratio, Kaiser Health News reports. Article

> Humana (NYSE: HUM) has launched an online community, HumanaVille.com, aimed at engaging members at least 65 years old and connecting them with health and wellness resources, Business First reports. Article

> Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield wants to raise rates for its community-rated plans by 8.9 percent to 12.9 percent next year. It also proposed to increase rates for some high-deductible plans by 17.9 percent to 19.9 percent, according to the Democrat and Chronicle. Article

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