Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield; Direct Pay ClassicBlue Major Medical Plan (Western Region); Rate Filing
[41 Pa.B. 4269]
[Saturday, August 6, 2011]
By filing No. 1A-PMM-11-HBCBS, Highmark, Inc., d/b/a Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, requests approval to increase the premium rates for the Direct Pay ClassicBlue Major Medical Plan (Western region). The filing requests an average increase of about 9.9% or $17.26 per contract per month. This will affect about 640 contract holders and produce additional premium income of about $132,000 annually. For HIPAA and HCTC eligibles, the filing requests an average increase of about 9.9% or $16.39 per contract per month. This will affect an estimated 220 contract holders and produce additional premium income of about $43,200 annually. The requested effective date of the change is January 1, 2012.
Unless formal administrative action is taken prior to October 19, 2011, 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 ''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, email@example.com within 30 days after publication of this notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.
MICHAEL F. CONSEDINE,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 11-1342. Filed for public inspection August 5, 2011, 9:00 a.m.]
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