Submit Your Comments About New Health Insurance Rates – Some Proposed to be an Average of 12.7% Higher

When health insurance prices go up, how does this affect you and your family?

The Green Mountain Care Board has received proposed rates for 2018 health insurance plans offered on Vermont Health Connect, Vermont’s health insurance marketplace. MVP Health Plan, Inc. (link is external) has requested a 6.7% percent average annual rate increase. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (link is external) requests an average 12.7% percent increase.

Attend a Hearing

The Green Mountain Care Board will hold hearings open to the public on July 19 (MVP) and July 20 (BCBSVT). They start at 9 a.m. in Room 11 of the Vermont State House, 115 State Street, Montpelier, Vermont.

The Office of the Health Care Advocate participates in the hearings to help represent the interests of Vermont consumers. Time is also reserved at the end of each hearing for Vermonters who want to make a comment in person.

Submit a Comment

You can submit comments on the rates through July 26 online, by email, by mail or by phone. See our web page for details about how to submit comments, and make your voice heard!

The Board will issue final decisions on the new rates on August 10, 2017.