The more common usage in my part of Texas would be "I'm sorry, I don't know," because it is a "simple" problem; whereas "It's a pity," "Sadly," or even "Alas," would be for situations where the problem more profound (such as you have to pick up the president, pope, or mother-in-law).Before I came to Germany from America, I never said "It's a pity." I would say, "It's too bad." But "it's a pity" must have been published in some basic vocabulary book here because almost all German speakers who speak English say, "It's a pity". isn't a usage you will likely hear from a native speakers because it expresses an irrational degree of regret over something trivial.In Alaska, where reinsurance took effect in 2017, the impact the first year was a very modest rate increase (after sharp rate increases in previous years), but then a substantial rate decrease the second year (ie, for 2018).It appears that Minnesota’s average rate decrease could be more substantial in 2019 than it was for 2018, but that won’t be entirely clear until the detailed rate filings are available. Edited (added): As it follows from answers, this phrase is almost never used by native English speakers.Could you please specify how this phrase sounds for native speaker - as too formal or as archaic or anything else?"It's a shame" would often be used in other circumstances, e.g."It's a shame the weather spoiled the event." Today "it's a pity" would be more commonly used in such a circumstance.
Throughout 2017, Minnesotans who bought their own health insurance (on or off-exchange) and weren’t eligible for ACA subsidies were provided with 25 percent premium rebates from the state as a result of S.
Certainly "I don't know, I'm afraid" is more common in England today.
In this particular context, referring to yourself, I would say it sounds more archaic than formal.
All five insurers (including Preferred One, which only offers coverage off-exchange) have proposed average rate Preferred One, which only offers off-exchange coverage, has proposed a 3 percent average decrease in rates.
Assuming the proposed rates are approved by state regulators, this will be the second year in a row of declining rates in Minnesota, due in large part to the reinsurance program that the state has established.