A carrier wants to cut health maintenance organization rates for 12 lucky employers in Connecticut in 2014.

CIGNA Healthcare of Connecticut has asked the Connecticut Insurance Department for permission to cut rates for the HMOs an average of 0.6 percent in the coming year.

Regulators are using italics and bold type on their website to indicate that CIGNA Healthcare, a unit of Cigna Corp., is actually asking for a rate decrease, not an increase.

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Allison Bell

Allison Bell, a senior reporter at ThinkAdvisor and BenefitsPRO, previously was an associate editor at National Underwriter Life & Health. She has a bachelor's degree in economics from Washington University in St. Louis and a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She can be reached through X at @Think_Allison.