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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 08-2176


Geisinger Health Plan-Employer Group (with fewer than 51 subscribers); Rate Filing

[38 Pa.B. 6578]
[Saturday, November 29, 2008]

   On November 10, 2008, Geisinger Health Plan submitted a filing for the Employer Group Rates for all groups with fewer than 51 average subscribers, requesting a rate increase of 5.5%. The filing will affect approximately 18,900 members and generate additional revenue of approximately $3 million annually. An effective date of April 1, 2009, is requested.

   This filing also proposes some benefit design changes such as, Diabetic test strips (charge Rx rider Tier 2 copay per box of 100 strips); add urological supplies; add Eyewear rider; add Employee Assistance Program Option.

   Unless formal administrative action is taken prior to February 12, 2009, 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. To access the filing, under ''Quick Links'' click on ''Rate Filings Published in the PA Bulletin.''

   A copy of the filing is also available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal working hours at the Department's Regional Office in Harrisburg.

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

Insurance Commissioner

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 08-2176. Filed for public inspection November 28, 2008, 9:00 a.m.]

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