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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 96-1496


Pennsylvania Blue Shield; Community-Rated Medical/Surgical Group Product Rates; Filing No. 96120000

[26 Pa.B. 4381]

   By filing no. 96120000, Pennsylvania Blue Shield requests approval of an increase to its Community-Rated Medical/Surgical Group product rates for UCR 100, UCR 80-20, 5000S, Plan C, 1800S and UCR 100 deductible options. The filing requests increases ranging from 0% to 22.7%, varying by product and Blue Cross Plan area, resulting in an average increase of 12.1%.

   This is the first rate increase requested for this segment since 1991. The request is to implement the new rates effective November 1, 1996. The rate increase will generate an additional annual income of about $19.9 million and will affect approximately 187,000 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. 96-1496. Filed for public inspection September 6, 1996, 9:00 a.m.]

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