Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield; Requesting Approval to Increase Rates for Direct Pay Preferred Hospital Benefits Plan; Filing No. 1-CPE-00-HBCBS
[30 Pa.B. 4188]
By Filing No. 1-CPE-00-HBCBS, Highmark Inc., d/b/a Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, requests approval to increase its premium rates for its Direct Pay Preferred Hospital Benefits Plan. The filing requests an increase of about 18.1% of current premium, or $36.86 per contract per month. This will affect about 6,600 contractholders and produce additional premium income of about $3.0 million. The requested effective date of the change is January 1, 2001.
Copies of the filing are available for public inspection during normal working hours, by appointment, at the Insurance Department's offices in Harrisburg, Pittsburgh and Erie.
Interested parties are invited to submit written comments, suggestions or objections to Bharat Patel, Actuary, Insurance Department, Accident and Health Bureau, Office of Rate and Policy Regulation, 1311 StrawberrySquare, Harrisburg, PA 17120, within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.
M. DIANE KOKEN,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 00-1346. Filed for public inspection August 4, 2000, 9:00 a.m.]
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