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BCBS of R.I. Direct Pay rate increase slashed to 1.9% from 7.9%

March 9, 2011 – The rate increase for Direct Pay customers of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island was lowered to 1.9 percent from the proposed 7.9 percent by order of R.I. Health Insurance Commissioner, Christopher F. Koller.