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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 04-1212


HealthGuard of Lancaster; Commercial Insured Plans; Rate Filing

[34 Pa.B. 3509]

   On June 21, 2004, HealthGuard submitted filing no. 200409, a base rate filing for the medical and pharmacy plans, requesting a rate increase of 22.5% for Base HMO and POS programs and 18.1% for prescription drug products. The filing will affect 56,500 members in medical plans and 40,500 in prescription drug plans. The annualized additional revenue from the proposed rate increase is approximately $40.9 million. The proposed changes will apply to client notification dates on or after September 1, 2004.

   A copy of the filing is available on the Insurance Department's (Department) website: To access the filing, select ''Consumer Information'' on the left side. Under ''General Information,'' click on ''Notices.'' The pdf copy is at the ''Filing.pdf'' link following the name of the filing.

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

   Interested parties are invited to submit written comments, suggestions or objections to Rashmi Mathur, Actuary, Bureau of Accident and Health Insurance, Insurance Department, 1311 Strawberry Square, Harrisburg, PA 17120 within 30 days after publication of this notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

Insurance Commissioner

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 04-1212. Filed for public inspection July 2, 2004, 9:00 a.m.]

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