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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 01-2083


QualMed Plans for Health--Group; Rate Filing

[31 Pa.B. 6360]

   On October 31, 2001, QualMed Plans for Health (formerly Greater Atlantic Health Services) submitted a filing requesting a Base Rate increase of 8.73% to 13.35% for Philadelphia and 20.44% to 25.56% for the Lackawanna/Luzerne service areas for the Community Rated HMO Medical Program. The proposed pharmacy increase is between -4.49% and 54.38% for Philadelphia and the Lackawanna/Luzerne service areas. This filing will affect approximately 10,618 members in Philadelphia and 27,462 in Lackawanna/Luzerne. The estimated additional revenue generated from this increase is approximately $2.4 million and $9.2 million in Philadelphia and Lackwanna/Luzerne, respectively. The proposed effective date is January 1, 2002.

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

   Interested parties are invited to submit written comments, suggestions or objections to Cherri Sanders-Jones, 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. 01-2083. Filed for public inspection November 16, 2001, 9:00 a.m.]

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