BLUE SHIELD RATE INCREASE DELAYED BY INSURANCE COMMISSIONER JONES by Barbara Kempen | Jan 7, 2011 | Uncategorized CA insurance commissioner Jones is requesting Blue Shield to hold off on rate increase for the planned increases of January and March increases. Please read this article, which has been published by the insurance commissioner Jones. http://www.insurance.ca.gov/0400-news/0100-press-releases/2011/release002-11.cfm I hope this will happen as some of my client have increase of 59 % for the Vital Shield plans. When the old insurance commissioner Poizner had put Anthem on hold Blue Shield was one of the only carrier to be able to offer individual insurance policies last quarter of 2011, With almost no competition insight Blue Shield must have had a record breaking quarter! So please help your policyholders and stop this rate increases!