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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 07-866


Applications for Approval to Acquire Control

[37 Pa.B. 2273]
[Saturday, May 12, 2007]

   Highmark, Inc. and Independence Blue Cross, Pennsylvania domiciled nonprofit corporations, have filed applications seeking approval of the acquisition of control of their Pennsylvania domiciled insurance company subsidiaries by the new corporation to be formed through the consolidation of Highmark, Inc. and Independence Blue Cross. The affected subsidiaries include: First Priority Life Insurance Company, Inc., Gateway Health Plan, Inc., HealthGuard of Lancaster, Inc., HM Health Insurance Company d/b/a Highmark Health Insurance Company, HM Life Insurance Company, Highmark Casualty Insurance Company, Highmark Senior Resources, Inc., HMO of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Inc. d/b/a First Priority Health, Keystone Health Plan West, Inc., United Concordia Companies, Inc., United Concordia Dental Plans of Pennsylvania, Inc., United Concordia Life and Health Insurance Company, QCC Insurance Company, Keystone Health Plan East, Inc., AmeriHealth HMO, Inc., Vista Health Plan, Inc. and Region 6 RX Corp. The applications were received on April 27, 2007, and were made under Article XIV of The Insurance Company Law of 1921 (40 P. S. §§  991.1401--991.1413).

   Filings and related materials were made available on the Insurance Department's website on April 30, 2007. After first scheduling an appointment, consumers may also view the applications and supplemental documents at any of the Insurance Department's (Department) regional offices:

   *  Harrisburg Regional Office, Public Room: (717) 787-0877

   *  Philadelphia Regional Office: (215) 560-2630

   *  Pittsburgh Regional Office: (412) 565-5020

   Persons wishing to comment on the filings on the ground of public or private interest in the filings are invited to submit a written statement on the filings to the Department. The public comment period will extend until July 11, 2007, at the earliest. Written statements must include the name, address and telephone number of the person making the statement, identification of the application to which the statement is addressed and a concise statement with sufficient details and relevant facts to inform the Department of the exact basis of the statement. Written statements should be directed to Robert Brackbill, Chief, Company Licensing Division, Insurance Department, 1345 Strawberry Square, Harrisburg, PA 17120, fax (717) 787-8557,

   Comments received will be part of the public record regarding the filings and will be made available on the Department's website. Additionally, copies of the comments received will be forwarded to Highmark, Inc. and Independence Blue Cross for appropriate response. The applicants' responses will also be made available on the Department's website.

Acting Insurance Commissioner

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 07-866. Filed for public inspection May 11, 2007, 9:00 a.m.]

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