Associated Press: Kurt Giesa on Healthcare Premium Increases

May 18, 2017

Oliver Wyman partner Kurt Giesa was quoted in an Associated Press story focused on how uncertainty might be why some healthcare premiums are increasing this year.

For example, in Virginia, seven insurers are seeking average premium increases that range from just under 10 percent to more than 50 percent. Kurt Giesa, a partner with the Oliver Wyman consultancy, said such a wide spread signals to him that some insurers may be pricing for political uncertainty.

 “Insurers are operating under a lot of uncertainty right now, and really, the uncertainty isn’t being cleared up,” he said.

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