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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 01-878


Pennsylvania Professional Liability Joint Underwriting Association Rate Filings

[31 Pa.B. 2643]

   On May 1, 2001, the Insurance Department (Department) received from the Pennsylvania Professional Liability Joint Underwriting Association two filings proposing the following:

   *  Apply an overall rate adjustment of 20% to all classes of health care providers.

   *  Adjust rates for ten medical specialties.

   *  Increase the maximum Administrative Fee for other than Hospital or Nursing Home health care providers.

   *  Change the relativity for one territory for physicians and surgeons.

   *  Change the relativities for all territories for Institutional Liability and apply the same relativities to Nursing Homes.

   *  Revise the surcharge plan.

   *  Introduce an Individual Risk Premium Modification plan for physicians and surgeons.

   Unless formal administrative action is taken prior to June 30, 2001, the rates within the subject filings may be deemed into use upon the requested effective date, January 1, 2002, by operation of law.

   Copies of the filings are available for public inspection during normal working hours at the Department's offices in Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Erie.

   Interested parties are invited to submit written comments, suggestions or objections to Ken Creighton, ACAS, Insurance Department, Bureau of Regulation of Rates and Policies, 1311 Strawberry Square, Harrisburg, PA 17120 (e-mail at within 30 days after publication of this notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

Insurance Commissioner

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 01-878. Filed for public inspection May 18, 2001, 9:00 a.m.]

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