Anthem Rate Hikes Denied 

Maine’s superintendent of insurance has said no to higher prices being proposed by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.Superintendent Mila Kofman announced the decision Monday night.The health insurance company wanted to raise its rates by an average of 18.5%.Kofman called that “excessive and unfairly discriminatory.”She’s suggesting a raise of nearly 11% instead.Anthem has about 12,000 policy holders in Maine.