Highmark Blue Shield; Direct Pay ClassicBlue Comprehensive Major Medical Plan (Central Region); Rate Filing
[40 Pa.B. 5659]
[Saturday, October 2, 2010]
By filing No. 1A-CMM-10-HBS, Highmark, Inc., d/b/a Highmark Blue Shield, requests approval to increase the premium rates for the Direct Pay ClassicBlue Comprehensive Major Medical Plan (Central region). The filing requests an average increase of about 14.2% or $65.93 per contract per month. This will affect about 7,200 contract holders and produce additional premium income of about $5.7 million annually. For HIPAA and HCTC eligibles, the filing requests an average increase of about 14.1% or $105.22 per contract per month. This will affect an estimated 1,100 contract holders and produce additional premium income of about $1.4 million annually. The requested effective date of the change is January 1, 2011.
The filing also proposes benefit changes.
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 Insurance Department's (Department) web site at www.insurance. pa.gov. Under the tab ''How to Find . . .'' click on the link ''View Current Rate Filings.''
Copies of the filing are also available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal working hours at the Department's Harrisburg office.
Interested parties are invited to submit written comments, suggestions or objections to Cherri Sanders-Jones, Insurance Department, Insurance Product Regulation,Room 1311, Strawberry Square, Harrisburg, PA 17120, firstname.lastname@example.org within 30 days after publication of this notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.
ROBERT L. PRATTER,
Acting Insurance Commissioner
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 10-1906. Filed for public inspection October 1, 2010, 9:00 a.m.]
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