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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 98-1580


Independence Blue Cross and Pennsylvania Blue Shield; Filing Nos. 10-P-98, 11-P-98, 12-P-98, 1-DPCM-98-HI and 1-SCMS-98-HI; Rate Hearing for Non-Group Basic/Special Care and Major Medical Programs and Medicare Supplement/Security 65 Programs Plans A, B, C and H

[28 Pa.B. 4849]

   Independence Blue Cross and Pennsylvania Blue Shield have 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 (July 25, 1998), 28 Pa.B. 3724 (August 1, 1998), and 28 Pa.B. 4217-4218 (August 22, 1998).

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

   Date: Thursday, October 15, 1998

   Time: 10 a.m.

   Location: The Crowne Plaza - Philadelphia Center City, Constitution Room (2nd floor), 1800 Market Street, Philadelphia, 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 and Philadelphia.

   Interested parties are invited to submit written comments, suggestions and objections about these filings to: IBC 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 22, 1998.

Insurance Commissioner

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 98-1580. Filed for public inspection September 25, 1998, 9:00 a.m.]

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