Health Insurance Declination Rate Increases to More than 20 percent

HealthPocket analysis finds Montana tops list of states, John Alden tops list of companies for rejection rates.

January 25, 2013

Chris McMahon

The application rejection rate for the health insurance industry has increased to more than one-in-five applications (22 percent), according to “Health Insurance Application Rejection Rates Rising? A state-by-state look at health insurance declination rates,” from HealthPocket Inc. That marks an increase from one-in-seven rejection rate for individual and family insurance applications in 2010, as per a congressional study of the largest for-profit insurers.

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