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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 09-1491


Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania; Filing No. 1507-SP-CARE-PRAG-16-RATE; Special Care Hospital Program; Rate Filing

[39 Pa.B. 4976]
[Saturday, August 15, 2009]

   On July 22, 2009, Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania submitted a filing (No. 1507-SP-CARE-PRAG-16-RATE) requesting the Insurance Department's (Department) approval to increase the monthly rates by 27.0% for the Blue Cross Special Care Program for an effective date of January 1, 2010. The estimated additional annual revenue generated from this rate increase is $920,000 and requires a contribution from company surplus of approximately $1,674,000. The projected average number of members per month during the January 1, 2010--December 31, 2010, period is approximately 4,550 members.

   Unless formal administrative action is taken prior to October 29, 2009, 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 Scroll down the home page and click on ''Consumer Information'' located on the left side. Next scroll down to ''General Information,'' located in the middle of the page, and click on ''Notices.'' The pdf copy of this filing is located at the link ''Filing.pdf'' following the name of the filing.

   Interested parties are invited to submit written comments, suggestions or objections to James Laverty, Actuary, 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. 09-1491. Filed for public inspection August 14, 2009, 9:00 a.m.]

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