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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 96-2160


Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania Blue Shield; BlueCard Subscriber Liability Disclosure Endorsements; Blue Cross and Blue Shield Joint Venture Group Contracts; Filing No. 308 BCSL-JV-11/96

[26 Pa.B. 6142]

   By filing no. 308 BCSL-JV-11/96, Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Blue Shield propose to amend Joint Venture Group Contracts to include the BlueCard program, which allows members to receive covered services from participating providers located outside of the geographic area served by the Plan and calculate the member's liability in most instances at the lower of the provider's billed charges or the negotiated rate the Plan pays the local Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield Plan. An effective date of January 1, 1997, is requested.

   Copies of the filing are available for public inspection during normal working hours, by appointment, at the Insurance Department's offices in Harrisburg. Please refer to Pennsylvania Insurance Department File No. 9612090030001 when referencing this filing.

   Interested parties are invited to submit written comments, suggestions or objections to Richard W. Stoner, Policy Examiner, Insurance Department, Office of Rate and Policy Regulation, Bureau of Accident and Health Insurance, 1311 Strawberry Square, Harrisburg, PA 17120, within 15 days of publication of this notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

Insurance Commissioner

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 96-2160. Filed for public inspection December 20, 1996, 9:00 a.m.]

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