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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 10-1857


Highmark, Inc., d/b/a Highmark Blue Shield; Guaranteed Issue PreferredBlue Individual Preferred Provider Plan (Western Region); Filing No. 1A-GI_INGPPO-10-HBCBS; Rate Filing

[40 Pa.B. 5547]
[Saturday, September 25, 2010]

 On September 13, 2010, the Insurance Department (Department) received from Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield a filing for a rate increase and benefit changes for its Guaranteed Issue PreferredBlue Individual Preferred Provider Plan (Western Region).

 The company requests an increase of approximately 7.3% or $44.67 per contract per month on average. This will affect about 8,300 contract holders and will produce additional income of about $4,450,000 annually. The requested effective date of the change is January 1, 2011.

 Unless formal administrative action is taken prior to December 9, 2010, the subject filing may be deemed approved by operation of law.

 A copy of the filing is available on the Department's web site at To access the filing, under ''How to Find . . .'' click on ''View Current Rate Filings.''

 A copy of the filing is also available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal working hours at the Department's regional office in Harrisburg.

 Interested parties are invited to submit written or e-mail comments, suggestions or objections to J. Sabater, Insurance Department, Insurance Product Regulation, 1311 Strawberry Square, Harrisburg, PA 17120, jsabater@ within 30 days after publication of this notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

Acting Insurance Commissioner

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 10-1857. Filed for public inspection September 24, 2010, 9:00 a.m.]

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