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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 00-1349


Highmark Inc.; Requesting Approval to Increase Rates for Direct Pay 65 Plus Drug Plan; Filing No. 1-65P-00-HBCBS

[30 Pa.B. 4189]

   By Filing No. 1-65P-00-HBCBS, Highmark Inc. d/b/a Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, requests approval to increase its premium rates for its Direct Pay 65 Plus Drug Plan. The filing requests an increase of 39.2% of current premium, or $28.85 per contract per month. This will affect about 28,450 contractholders and produce additional premium income of about $9.8 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 Strawberry Square, Harrisburg, PA 17120, within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

Insurance Commissioner

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 00-1349. Filed for public inspection August 4, 2000, 9:00 a.m.]

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