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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 09-1515


Highmark, Inc., d/b/a Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield; Filing No. 1-MGP (IA)-HRx-09-HBCBS; Application for Approval of Revised Rates for Issue Age Nongroup MedigapBlue Plan H with Rx Benefits for the Western Pennsylvania Region; Rate Filing

[39 Pa.B. 4983]
[Saturday, August 15, 2009]

   Highmark, Inc. has filed for approval revised rates for Plan H with prescription drug benefits, policy number MB/W-H, of its nongroup MedigapBlue in the western Pennsylvania region. The rate increase percentage requested is 17.3%, and the average monthly premium increase is $36.09. The requested effective date of the revised rates is January 1, 2010. The most recent prior rate adjustment for this program took effect on January 1, 2009. The current rate for First Eligible issues is $209, and the requested rate is $245.10. The rate adjustment would affect approximately 873 members, and would produce approximately $378,000 in additional premium annually.

   Unless formal administrative action is taken prior to October 28, 2009, the subject filing may be deemed approved by operation of law.

   A copy of the filing is available on the Insurance Department's (Department) web site at www.ins. 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 Reviewer Name, 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. 09-1515. Filed for public inspection August 14, 2009, 9:00 a.m.]

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