In Louisiana, 2015 plans will be much costlier, according to The Times-Picayune. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana, the exchange’s largest insurer, is hiking prices between 18.3 percent and 19.7 percent for three different plans. Over 50,000 customers are currently covered by the three plans — Blue Saver, Blue Max, and Multi-State individual.
The upside: Blue Cross Blue Shield isn’t hiking rates on customers with narrowed networks in New Orleans, Baton Rouge or Shreveport.
Humana will up its exchange premium rates by 9.9 percent, after backing down from its initial proposal of 15.5 percent. Vantage Health Plan, like Blue Cross Blue Shield, is going ahead with its initial proposal, a 15.89 percent hike.
The significant hikes are not likely to help Democratic incumbent and Obamacare supporter Sen. Mary Landrieu