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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 05-1797


United HealthCare Insurance Company; AARP Group Standardized Medicare Supplement Policy Forms No. G-36000-4, Plans A--L; Rate Filing

[35 Pa.B. 5334]

   United HealthCare Insurance Company has filed for approval increased rates for its AARP group standardized Medicare supplement policy forms. The filing requests rate increases that vary by standardized benefit package and range from 4.0--12.5%.

   These rate adjustments will affect approximately 90,056 insureds in this Commonwealth and will generate approximately $15.4 million in additional premium annually. United HealthCare Insurance Company requests that the revised rates take effect on January 1, 2006. The requested rate adjustment percentages by standard plan are as follows:

Plan A 6.1%
Plan B 11.1%
Plan C 10.7%
Plan D 8.1%
Plan E 8.1%
Plan F 10.4%
Plan G 8.9%
Plan H 4.0%
Plan I 5.6%
Plan J12.5%

   Also included in the filing are reduced rates for insureds who choose to drop their prescription drug benefits. Plans H--J include prescription drug benefits which the insureds may eliminate from their coverage effective January 1, 2006, in exchange for a reduced premium rate. These rate reductions compared with the proposed rates including prescription drug coverage are as follows:

Plan H -31.1%
Plan I -31.7%
Plan J -40.9%

   The filing also includes proposed 2006 rates for Plans K and L, plans which have not yet been approved for sale in this Commonwealth.

   Unless formal administrative action is taken prior to December 6, 2005, the subject filing may be deemed approved by operation of law.

   A copy of the filing is available on the Insurance Department's (Department) website: Under the Quick Links section, click on the link ''Rate Filings Published in the PA Bulletin.''

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

   Interested parties are invited to submit written comments, suggestions or objections to Michael Gurgiolo, Insurance Department, Insurance Product Regulation and Market Enforcement, Room 1311, Strawberry Square, Harrisburg, PA 17120, within 30 days after publication of this notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

Insurance Commissioner

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 05-1797. Filed for public inspection September 23, 2005, 9:00 a.m.]

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