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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 00-1295


Highmark Inc. Direct Pay Medical/Surgical Plans Base Rates; Filing No. 1-DPMS-00-HI

[30 Pa.B. 3875]

   Highmark Inc., d/b/a Pennsylvania Blue Shield, requests approval to increase its base rates for its Direct Pay Medical/Surgical Plans in the Independence Blue Cross regions. No change is requested for the Capital Blue Cross, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield or Northeastern Pennsylvania regions. Increases will vary by surgical allowance schedule, as shown below.

Surgical ScheduleIncrease(millions)PCPM Contracts
Independence Blue Cross
   Fee19.5%$0.5$7.52   5,900
   UCR15.2%$0.9$17.54   4,200
Total16.6%$1.4$11.64  10,100

   The filing requests an increase of about 16.6% of developed premium. This will affect about 10,100 contractholders and produce additional base premium income of about $1.4 million. The requested effective date of the change is January 1, 2001.

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

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

Insurance Commissioner

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 00-1295. Filed for public inspection July 28, 2000, 9:00 a.m.]

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