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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 02-1457


Highmark Inc. d/b/a Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield; Direct Pay 65 Plus I Prescription Drug Program Rate Increase; Filing No. 1-65P-02-HBCBS

[32 Pa.B. 4101]

   Highmark Inc. d/b/a Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, requests approval to increase the premium rates for its 65 Plus Prescription Drug Benefits Plan. The filing requests an increase of about 9.7% of current premium or $10.60 per contract per month. This will affect about 22,600 contract holders and produce additional annual premium income of about $2.9 million. The requested effective date of the change is January 1, 2003.

   Copies of the filing are available for public inspection during normal working hours, by appointment, at the Insurance Department's regional offices in Harrisburg, Pittsburgh and Erie, PA.

   Interested parties are invited to submit written comments, suggestions or objections to Bharat Patel, Actuary, Insurance Department, Accident and Health Bureau, 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. 02-1457. Filed for public inspection August 16, 2002, 9:00 a.m.]

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