NC 2016 Requested Health Insurance Rate Hikes

Things can change as the average rate increases displayed in the tables below are those that have been requested by carriers and not officially approved.  The department of insurance has the latitude to change them substantially.  Nevertheless, It doesnt look good for health insurance shoppers in North Carolina.  Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) the dominant carrier in the state, covering about two-thirds of the individual health insurance enrollees, has requested a rate increase of nearly 35% on average.