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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 10-1655


Highmark, Inc.; Rate Increase Filing for Medicare Supplement Form

[40 Pa.B. 5112]
[Saturday, September 4, 2010]

 By filing No. 1-DPMG(MIDA)-IBC-C-10-HBS-1990, Highmark, Inc., d/b/a Highmark Blue Shield, requests approval to increase its premium rates for its Western Pennsylvania Issue Age Security 65 Plan (NAIC's 1990 standardized Medigap Plan C) in the Independence Blue Cross service area. The filing requests an overall increase of about 11.0% or $15.95 PMPM. This will affect about 29,262 members and produce additional premium income of about $466,459 per month. The requested effective date of these changes is January 1, 2011.

 Unless formal administrative action is taken prior to November 18, 2010, the subject filing may be deemed approved by operation of law.

 A copy of the filing is available on the Insurance Department's web site at To access the filing, under ''How to Find . . .'' click on ''View Current Rate Filings.''

 Interested parties are invited to submit written comments, suggestions or objections to Michael Gurgiolo, Actuary, 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. 10-1655. Filed for public inspection September 3, 2010, 9:00 a.m.]

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