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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 98-195


Rate Filing; Highmark, Inc.; Direct Pay 65 Plus I Prescription Drug Plan Rate Increase; Filing No. 1-65P-98-HBCBS

[28 Pa.B. 591]

   By Filing No. 1-65P-98-HBCBS, Highmark, Inc., d/b/a/ Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, requests approval to increase its Direct Pay 65 Plus I Prescription Drug program rates by 20.0% ($5.9 million annualized), effective April 1, 1998. This rate increase is expected to affect 44,750 subscribers.

   The current monthly rate is $55. The requested monthly rate effective April 1, 1998, is $66.

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

   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 after publication of this notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

Insurance Commissioner

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 98-195. Filed for public inspection January 30, 1998, 9:00 a.m.]

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