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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 08-995


Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield (Western Region); CompleteCare Program; Rate Filing

[38 Pa.B. 2426]
[Saturday, May 24, 2008]

   By filing No. 1A-CCP-08-HBCBS, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield requests approval to increase the CompleteCare Program rates by 15%. This filing will affect approximately 31,500 contracts and will produce additional income of about $15.12 million annually. The requested effective date of the change is October 1, 2008.

   This filing also proposes some benefit enhancements including waiving the deductible for the following preventive services: mammography, adult immunizations, pediatric immunizations, adult routine physical, pediatric care, pediatric routine physical, gynecological exams and pap smears.

   Unless formal administrative action is taken prior to August 7, 2008, the subject filing may be deemed approved by operation of law.

   A copy of the filing is available on the Insurance Department's (Department) web site at www.ins.state. 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 Harrisburg office.

   Interested parties are invited to submit written comments, suggestions or objections to Cherri Sanders-Jones, 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.

Acting Insurance Commissioner

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 08-995. Filed for public inspection May 23, 2008, 9:00 a.m.]

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