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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 07-2016


Independence Blue Cross and Highmark Blue Shield; Nongroup Major Medical Rate Adjustment; Filing No. 16-P-07; Form 5210; Rate Filing

[37 Pa.B. 5871]
[Saturday, October 27, 2007]

   On October 10, 2007, the Insurance Department (Department) received from Independence Blue Cross a filing for a rate adjustment for Nongroup Major Medical products.

   The company requests a rate increase of 10.04%. This will affect about 2,100 contractholders and will produce additional income of about $626,000 annually. The requested effective date of the change is January 1, 2008.

   Unless formal administrative action is taken prior to January 10, 2008, the subject filing may be deemed approved by operation of law.

   A copy of the filing is available on the Department's website at Under the Quick Links section, click on the link ''Rate Filings Published in the PA Bulletin.''

   Copies of the filing are also available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal working hours at the Department's office in Harrisburg.

   Interested parties are invited to submit written comments, suggestions or objections to James Sabater, Insurance Department, Insurance Product Regulation and Market Enforcement, Room 1311, Strawberry Square, Harrisburg, PA 17120,, by no later than November 25, 2007.

Acting Insurance Commissioner

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 07-2016. Filed for public inspection October 26, 2007, 9:00 a.m.]

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