NU Online News Service, Feb. 1 — 9:20 a.m. – The Colorado Division of Insurance has released two new health premium comparison guides to help small employers shop for health plans in the state.

The guides, based on the results of an annual premium rate survey, provide price comparisons for mandated small group health benefit plans sold in an area that includes Denver, Bouler and Longmont, and a second area that includes Grand Junction and Pueblo.

The guide gives monthly premium quotes for six types of standard and basic small group plans.

The guides are available on the Colorado division Web site, at http://www.dora.state.co.us/insurance/pb/sg2001.pdf