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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 08-1560


Highmark, Inc., d/b/a Highmark Blue Shield; ClassicBlue Comprehensive Major Medical Plan (Central Region); Filing No. 1A-CMM-08-HBS; Rate Filing

[38 Pa.B. 4703]
[Saturday, August 23, 2008]

   On August 7, 2008, the Insurance Department (Department) received from Highmark Blue Shield a filing for a rate increase for ClassicBlue Comprehensive Major Medical Plan (Central Region).

   The company requests an 8.9% increase or $38.41 per contract per month on average. This will affect about 7,200 contract holders and will produce additional income of about $3,347,381 annually. The requested effective date of the change is January 1, 2009.

   Unless formal administrative action is taken prior to November 6, 2008, the subject filing may be deemed approved by operation of law.

   A copy of the filing is available on the Department's web site at To access the filing, under ''Quick Links'' click on ''Rate Filings Published in the PA Bulletin.''

   A copy of the filing is also available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal working hours at the Department's Harrisburg Regional office.

   Interested parties are invited to submit written or email comments, suggestions or objections to J. Sabater, Insurance Department, Insurance Product Regulation, 1311 Strawberry Square, Harrisburg, PA 17120, within 30 days after publication of this notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

Insurance Commissioner

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 08-1560. Filed for public inspection August 22, 2008, 9:00 a.m.]

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