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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 05-802


Highmark Inc. d/b/a Highmark Blue Shield; Direct Pay Medicare Supplement (Security65) Programs for the Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania and Independence Blue Cross Plan Areas Providing Medical/Surgical Coverage under Standardized Benefit Packages A, B, C and H; Rate Filing

[35 Pa.B. 2483]

   By Filing No. 1-DPMG(MIDA)-05-HBS, Highmark Inc. has filed for approval revised rates for its Direct Pay Medicare Supplement Medical/Surgical program. The aggregate rate increase requested is 9.9%. The requested effective date of the revised rates is September 1, 2005. The most recent prior rate adjustment for this program took effect on September 1, 2004. The current and requested rates for First Eligible issues and the requested rate adjustments are as follows:

Benefit Plan
Plan A--IBC 5450   $94.75 $104.15 9.9%
Plan B--IBC 5451   $94.75 $104.15 9.9%
Plan C--IBC 5452 $102.75
$112.95 9.9%
Plan H with Rx--IBC 5453   $94.75 $104.159.9%
Plan A--BCNP MDGAP-A   $63.80   $63.80 0%
Plan B--BCNP MDGAP-B   $63.80   $70.15 9.9%
Plan C--BCNP MDGAP-C   $71.60   $78.70 9.9%
Plan H with Rx--BCNP MDGAP-H   $63.80   $70.15 9.9%

   These rate adjustments would affect approximately 91,350 members and would produce approximately $9.36 million in additional premium annually.

   Unless formal administrative action is taken prior to July 7, 2005, the subject filing may be deemed approved by operation of law.

   A copy of the filing is available on the Insurance Department's (Department) website at www.ins. Under the Quick Links section, click on the link ''Rate Filings Published in the PA Bulletin.''

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

   Interested parties are invited to submit written comments, suggestions or objections to Michael Gurgiolo, Insurance Department, Insurance Product Regulation and Market Enforcement, Room 1311, Strawberry Square, Harrisburg, PA 17120, within 30 days after publication of this notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

Insurance Commissioner

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 05-802. Filed for public inspection April 22, 2005, 9:00 a.m.]

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