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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 96-1499


Pennsylvania Blue Shield; Individual Security 65 Rates; Medicare Supplement Plans A, B, C and H; Filing No. 96100000

[26 Pa.B. 4381]

   By filing no. 96100000, Pennsylvania Blue Shield requests approval of an increase to its individual Security 65 (Medigap) product rates. The request is to implement the new rates effective January 1, 1997. The average percentage rate increase by Blue Cross Plan Area are as follows:

Plan AreaIncrease
Blue Cross of Northeastern PA7.052%
Blue Cross of Western PA0.000%
Capital Blue Cross8.442%
Independence Blue Cross7.412%

   This rate increase will generate an additional annual income of about $11.7 million and will affect approximately 422,000 policy holders.

   Copies of the filing are available for public inspection during normal working hours, by appointment, at the Insurance Department's offices in Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Erie.

   Interested parties are invited to submit written comments, suggestions or objections, to Bharat Patel, Actuary, Insurance Department, Office of Rate and Policy Regulation, Bureau of Accident and Health Insurance, 1311 Strawberry Square, Harrisburg, PA 17120, within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

Insurance Commissioner

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 96-1499. Filed for public inspection September 6, 1996, 9:00 a.m.]

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