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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 01-1702


Highmark/Keystone Health Plan West; Rate Filing

[31 Pa.B. 5337]

   On August 24, 2001, Highmark/Keystone Health Plan West submitted for approval a filing requesting a rating methodology for allocating income among Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and Keystone Health Plan West products and measuring Act 159 rate compliance for group clients with 51 or more eligible employees. The proposed methodology will rate the group as a single entity under Act 159 and reallocate required income rationally among all health insurance products that the group has with Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and Keystone Health Plan West. This filing will affect all new and renewing employer groups with 51 or more eligible employees. The proposed method will be effective at the prospect's quotation or the client's renewal date.

   This filing is available for public inspection during normal working hours at the Insurance Department's regional offices in Harrisburg and Pittsburgh.

   Interested parties are invited to submit written comments, suggestions or objections to Cherri Sanders-Jones, Actuary, Insurance Department, Bureau of Accident and Health Insurance, 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. 01-1702. Filed for public inspection September 14, 2001, 9:00 a.m.]

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