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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 11-1526


Keystone Health Plan West; Individual Conversion; Rate Filing

[41 Pa.B. 4826]
[Saturday, September 3, 2011]

 On August 10, 2011, Keystone Health Plan West submitted a rate filing (1-CONV-11-KHPW) to increase the premium rates for the Conversion Product. The filing proposes a rate increase of 9.9% or $41.26 per contract per month and will generate approximately $456,000 of additional annual revenue. This filing will affect approximately 900 contract holders. The requested effective date of the change is January 1, 2012.

 This filing also requests the following benefit changes: removal of private duty nursing; change to Progressive Rx Formulary; extended infusion therapy to be eligible with certain providers; and clarify contract language to exclude surrogate maternity.

 Unless formal administrative action is taken prior to November 16, 2011, 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 Under the tab ''How to Find . . .'' click on the link ''Current Rate Filings.''

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

 Interested parties are invited to submit written or e-mail comments, suggestions or objections to Cherri Sanders-Jones, 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. 11-1526. Filed for public inspection September 2, 2011, 9:00 a.m.]

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