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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 09-1671



Independence Blue Cross and Highmark Blue Shield; Nongroup Major Medical Rate Adjustment; Filing No. 13-P-09; Form 5210; Rate Filing

[39 Pa.B. 5281]
[Saturday, September 5, 2009]

 On August 20, 2009, the Insurance Department (Department) received from Independence Blue Cross a filing for a rate adjustment for Nongroup Major Medical products.

 The company requests a rate increase of 11.30%. This will affect about 1,400 contract holders and will produce additional income of about $438,000 annually. The requested effective date of the change is January 1, 2010.

 Unless formal administrative action is taken prior to November 19, 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 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 Regional office.

 Interested parties are invited to submit written comments, suggestions or objections to James Sabater, Insurance Department, Insurance Product Regulation and Market Enforcement, Room 1311, Strawberry Square, Harrisburg, PA 17120, by no later than November 25, 2007.

Insurance Commissioner

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 09-1671. Filed for public inspection September 4, 2009, 9:00 a.m.]

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