Highmark Inc. d/b/a Pennsylvania Blue Shield; Rate Filing No. 200105
[31 Pa.B. 2082]
On March 30, 2001, Highmark Inc. d/b/a Pennsylvania Blue Shield, requests approval to revise rates for Community Group Medical/Surgical Plans in the Capital Blue Cross, Independence Blue Cross and Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania regions. Rates vary by agent plan region and program to reflect differences in claim costs and expenses. The filing requests an overall average increase of about 7.91%. This will produce additional annual premium income of about $4.3 million.
Region % Increase Contracts Capital Blue Cross Fee Schedule 45.7% 11,039 UCR 4.0% 309,608 Independence Blue Cross Fee Schedule 36.1% 3,555 UCR 25.1% 39,971 Blue Cross of Northeast PA Fee Schedule 28.9% 6,721 UCR 6.8% 166,479 All Regions Combined Fee Schedule 37.6% 21,315 UCR 7.3% 516,058
The requested effective date of the change is October 1, 2001.
Copies of the filing are available for public inspection during normal working hours, by appointment, at the Insurance Department's Harrisburg and Philadelphia regional offices.
Interested parties are invited to submit written comments, suggestions or objections to Rashmi Mathur, Actuary, Bureau of Accident and Health Insurance, Insurance Department, 1311 Strawberry Square, Harrisburg, PA 17120, within 30 days after publication of this notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.
M. DIANE KOKEN,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 01-663. Filed for public inspection April 13, 2001, 9:00 a.m.]
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