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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 98-1579


Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield; Filing Nos. 2-65P-98-HBCBS, 1-65S-98-HBCBS, 1-DPCM-98-HI, 1-SCMS-98-HI and 1-CCP-98-HBCBS; Rate Hearing for Comprehensive Major Medical and Special Care Programs and Medicare Supplement/Security 65 Programs Plans A, B, C and H and 65 Plus I

[28 Pa.B. 4848]

   Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield has requested approval to increase the premium rates for the above listed filings. The requested premium rate increases vary by filing. These filings were previously published for public comment in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. See 28 Pa.B. 3563-3564 (July 25, 1998) and 28 Pa.B. 3724 (August 1, 1998).

   A public informational hearing on these rate filings has been scheduled for:

   Date: Tuesday, October 6, 1998

   Time: 10 a.m.

   Location: The Westin William Penn, 530 William Penn Place, Smithfield and 6th Streets, Pittsburgh, PA

   Anyone wishing to testify about these filings may contact the Office of Rate and Policy Regulation at the address and phone number within this notice to schedule to testify at this hearing. Individuals may also appear at the hearing without advance notice and will be afforded the opportunity to testify after all individuals scheduled in advance have testified. Testimony will be limited to no more than a 10 minute presentation. The Department requests that individuals provide a written copy of their testimony the day of the hearing.

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

   Interested parties are invited to submit written comments, suggestions and objections about these filings to: Highmark Rate Hearing, Insurance Department, Office of Rate and Policy Regulation, 1311 Strawberry Square, Harrisburg, PA 17120, (717) 787-4192, or e-mail to:, by October 13, 1998.

Insurance Commissioner

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 98-1579. Filed for public inspection September 25, 1998, 9:00 a.m.]

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