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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 05-742


Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania; Blue Cross Non-Group Special Care Hospital Program; Rate Filing

[35 Pa.B. 2365]

   On April 1, 2005, Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania submitted Filing No. 947-BCSP-10/1/05 requesting the Insurance Department's (Department) approval to increase the monthly rates by 24.61% for the Blue Cross Non-Group Special Care Hospital Program for an effective date of October 1, 2005. Proposed benefit changes include the introduction of an annual deductible of $250 for all services and a hospital copayment per admission of $250. The estimated additional annual revenue generated from this increase is $0.8 million. The projected average number of contracts per month during the October 1, 2005, to December 31, 2006, period is 4,517 subscribers.

   A copy of the filing is available on the Department's website 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 regional office in Harrisburg.

   Interested parties are invited to submit written comments, suggestions or objections to James Laverty, Actuary, Insurance Department, Insurance Product Regulation and Market Enforcement, Room 1311, Strawberry Square, Harrisburg, PA 17120, within 30 days after publication of this notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

Insurance Commissioner

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 05-742. Filed for public inspection April 15, 2005, 9:00 a.m.]

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