UPDATE: State insurance database taken down following 27 News story on Obamacare rates
MADISON (WKOW) -- Following an 27 News exclusive story on Wisconsin health insurance rate changes for plans that will be offered on the federal exchange in 2015, the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) took down the online database featuring those rate filings for the better part of a full day.
The database was taken down Tuesday night, with the page simply stating: "This link is broken."
Deputy Insurance Commissioner Dan Schwartzer tells 27 News the site was taken down in order to make sure that all of the companies' rate filings were up to date and so the agency could put a disclaimer on the page.
The disclaimer includes language stating that rate changes contained in the filings represent averages and may not represent what an individual will see when shopping on the exchange for specific policies.
The rate changes show consumers buying insurance on the exchange would pay an average premium of about three percent more in 2015, with some companies lowering rates and others implementing modest increases.
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