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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 97-1721


Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Blue Shield; Rate Hearing for Non-Group Basic and Major Medical Programs and Medicare Supplement/Security 65 Programs Plans A, B, C and H; Filing No. 318-BCNG-1/98, 315-MMNG-1/98, 328-SEC-65-1/98, 1-DPMS-97-HI and 1-DPCM-97-HI

[27 Pa.B. 5565]

   Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Blue Shield have requested approval to increase the premium rates for the above listed filings. The requested premium rate increases vary by filing. These filings were previously published for public comment in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. See 27 Pa.B. 4054 (August 9, 1997) and 27 Pa.B. 4515-4516 (August 30, 1997).

   A public informational hearing on these rate filings has been scheduled for:

   Date:  Wednesday November 12, 1997

   Time:  10 a.m.

   Location:  Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, 700 Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton, PA

   Persons wishing to testify about these filings may contact the Office of Rate and Policy Regulation at the address and phone number below to schedule to testify at this hearing. Individuals may also appear at the hearing without advance notice and will be afforded the opportunity to testify after all individuals scheduled in advance have testified. Testimony will be limited to no more than a 10 minute presentation. The Department requests that individuals provide a written copy of their testimony the day of the hearing.

   Copies of the filings are available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the Insurance Department's offices in Harrisburg.

   All interested parties are invited to submit written comments, suggestions and objections about these filings to NEPA Rate Hearing, Pennsylvania Insurance Department, Office of Rate and Policy Regulation, 1311 Strawberry Square, Harrisburg, PA 17120, (717)787-4192 by November 19, 1997.

Acting Insurance Commissioner

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 97-1721. Filed for public inspection October 24, 1997, 9:00 a.m.]

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