Rate review is the process by which state or federal insurance regulators review health plans’ proposed insurance premium rates to ensure that they are reasonable based on a variety of factors.  Although easier in some states than others, public participation has the potential to not only hold down premiums for consumers but also to apply pressure to reduce the underlying health care cost drivers in a state.

Rate Review Resources for the Press

CU Rate Review Training for Advocates was conducted in April 2014.

Letter to HHS: Making Rate Filings Public

Rate Review Resources for Advocates and Consumers

Rate Review Blog Series:

Rate Review Discussions:

We hope to make rate review an active topic of discussion on our Health Care Cost Forum, an email discussion group just for advocates intended to be a safe space for frank, productive conversation. To join: please send an email to dena.mendelsohn “at” consumer.org.