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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 96-1548


Independence Blue Cross; Rate Increase for Blue Cross Community-Rated Groups; Filing No. 9-P-96

[26 Pa.B. 4481]

   By filing no. 9-P-96, Independence Blue Cross submits for Insurance Department approval a request to increase the premium rates for its Community-Rated Group Blue Cross Hospitalization programs. An effective date of November 1, 1996 is requested.

   The proposed rate increase will affect approximately 28,000 contracts and will produce an additional premium income of about $4.25 million per year.

   Copies of the filing are available for public inspection during normal working hours, by appointment, at the Insurance Department's offices in Harrisburg and Philadelphia.

   Interested parties are invited to submit written comments, suggestions or objections, to Bharat Patel, Actuary, Insurance Department, Office of Rate and Policy Regulation, Bureau of Accident and Health Insurance, 1311 Strawberry Square, Harrisburg, PA 17120, within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

Insurance Commissioner

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 96-1548. Filed for public inspection September 13, 1996, 9:00 a.m.]

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