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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 09-1637


Independence Blue Cross; Blue Cross Nongroup Special Care Hospital Program (11-P-09); Rate Filing

[39 Pa.B. 5215]
[Saturday, August 29, 2009]

   On August 10, 2009, Independence Blue Cross filed for an increase in its nongroup Special Care Hospital rates in its five-county Southeastern Pennsylvania service area. The proposed 37.04% increase will affect 5,800 contracts and generate an additional $2,600,000 annually. The requested effective date of this change is January 1, 2010.

   Unless formal administrative action is taken prior to November 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 web site at Scroll down the home page and click on ''Consumer Information'' located on the left side. Next, scroll down to ''General Information,'' located in the middle of the page, and click on ''Notices.'' The pdf copy of this filing is located at the link ''Filing.pdf'' following the name of the filing.

   Interested parties are invited to submit written comments, suggestions or objections to James Laverty, Actuary, 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. 09-1637. Filed for public inspection August 28, 2009, 9:00 a.m.]

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