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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 08-1775



Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania; Requesting Approval to Increase Rates for the BlueCare Senior Major Medical Program; Rate Filing

[38 Pa.B. 5403]
[Saturday, September 27, 2008]

   On September 11, 2008, Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania submitted a filing requesting the Insurance Department's (Department) approval to increase the current monthly rates for the BlueCare Senior Major Medical plan with prescription coverage by 9.9% and the BlueCare Senior Major Medical plan without prescription coverage by 4% effective January 1, 2009. The projected average number of contracts per month during the January 1, 2009--December 31, 2009, period is approximately 2,600 subscribers in the BlueCare Senior Major Medical plan with prescription coverage and approximately 750 in the BlueCare Senior Major Medical plan without prescription coverage. The increases will produce approximately $530K of additional revenue.

   Unless formal administrative action is taken prior to December 11, 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 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 Harrisburg and Pittsburgh offices.

   Interested parties are invited to submit written comments, suggestions or objections to James Laverty, 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. 08-1775. Filed for public inspection September 26, 2008, 9:00 a.m.]

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