AUGUSTA— Maine insurance regulators will hold public sessions this week on Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield’s proposed rate increases.

Anthem’s requested average rate increases of nearly 10 percent for several of its individual health insurance products covering about 11,000 customers. If approved by the Maine Bureau of Insurance, they will take effect July 1.

Public comment sessions for consumers to say how the increases will affect them will be held Monday, at the Corbett Building at the University of Maine, Tuesday, March 22, at Lee Community Hall at the University of Southern Maine in Portland, and Monday, April 11, at the Bureau of Insurance in Gardiner.