As of November 28, 2012, Golden Rule Insurance, a UnitedHealthCare company, requested permission to raise individual health insurance base premiums by 15% in 2013. The proposed increase for 2013 is subject to a minimum of 45 days consumer notification and a public hearing on in order to allow interested parties to comment on the request. All comments should be submitted to the Consumer Advocate. Electronic comments may be posted in the comment link below or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org . Letters may be mail to 330 Maple Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50319. Faxed comments may be sent to 515-281-3059. All comments received will be considered part of the public record and will be submitted to the Commissioner of Insurance along with the comments from the public hearing for consideration before a final decision is made regarding Golden Rule’s request.
A public hearing before the Commissioner of Insurance will be held on January 12, 2013 at 11 am in Room 210 at Mercy College of Health Sciences, 928 6th Ave., Sullivan Center, in Des Moines . Consumers wishing to participate in the public hearing before the Commissioner may also do so via teleconference at that time at the following sites:
- Council Bluffs: Iowa Western Community College, 2700 College Rd., Looft Hall, Rm #024
- Cedar Rapids: Kirkwood Community College, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Linn Hall, Rm # 2184
- Spencer: Spencer Public Library, 21 E. 3rd Street, ICN Room