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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 99-1777


Medical Professional Liability Catastrophe Loss Fund Surcharge Filing

[29 Pa.B. 5476]

   The Medical Professional Liability Catastrophe Loss fund has filed for a 62% surcharge under the Health Care Services Malpractice Act (40 P. S. §§ 1301.101--1301.1006), commonly known as Act 111, as amended by Act 135 of 1996.

   The filing indicates the following:

   ''This year's surcharge percentage calculation is premised on the Joint Underwriting Association's Rates approved as of this date [October 5, 1999], and effective January 1, 2000.''

   The surcharge applies to any new policies effective on or after January 1, 2000.

   Copies of the rate filing will be available for public inspection during normal working hours at the Insurance Department's offices in Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Erie.

   Interested parties are invited to submit comments, suggestions or objections to Chuck Romberger, CPCU, Insurance Department, Bureau of Property and Casualty Insurance, 1311 Strawberry Square, Harrisburg, PA 17120, or by e-mail at, within 30 days after publication of this notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

Insurance Commissioner

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 99-1777. Filed for public inspection October 15, 1999, 9:00 a.m.]

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