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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 96-1495


Pennsylvania Blue Shield; Community-Rated Dental Group Product Rates; Filing No. 96150000

[26 Pa.B. 4380]

   By filing no. 96150000, Pennsylvania Blue Shield requests approval of an increase to its Community-Rated Dental Group product rates. The filing requests an average increase of 13.01%, which varies by Blue Cross Plan area.

   This is the first rate increase requested for community group rates for dental since 1993. The request is to implement the new rates effective November 1, 1996. The rate increase will generate an additional annual income of about $4.5 million and will affect approximately 124,000 policy holders.

   Copies of the filing are available for public inspection during normal working hours, by appointment, at the Insurance Department's offices in Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Erie.

   Interested parties are invited to submit written comments, suggestions or objections, to Bharat Patel, Actuary, Insurance Department, Office of Rate and Policy Regulation, Bureau of Accident and Health Insurance, 1311 Strawberry Square, Harrisburg, PA 17120, within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

Insurance Commissioner

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 96-1495. Filed for public inspection September 6, 1996, 9:00 a.m.]

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