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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 10-416


First Priority Life Insurance Company—BlueCare Direct Select PPO; Rate Filing

[40 Pa.B. 1278]
[Saturday, March 6, 2010]

 By filing No. 1523-FP-29-PPO-DS-1/1/2010 First Priority Life Insurance Company (FPLIC) requested approval to increase the current rates for the BlueCare Direct Select PPO Plan. The filing requests an increase of 10%. A new 10% coinsurance option will be added. In addition a 2.7% rate adjustment is requested for the following benefit changes:

 * Child Office visits—change copay of PCP/Specialist from $25/$50 to $0/$25

 * Preventive benefits—enhancements in coverage to for some benefits for in network procedures

 * Prenatal care—coverage is 100% for in network

 * Diagnostic mammograms and prostrate screenings—will not be subject to deductible

 * Outpatient mental health and substance abuse—coverage will be added

 The proposed rate increase would affect approximately 300 members and would produce additional income of about $0.1 million annually. The requested effective date of the change is April 1, 2010.

 Unless formal administrative action is taken prior to May 20, 2010, 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 Under the ''At A Glance'' tab, click on the link ''Current Rate Filings.''

 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 or email comments, suggestions or objections to Rashmi Mathur, Insurance Department, Insurance Product Regulation and Administration, 1311 Strawberry Square, Harrisburg, PA 17120,, within 30 days after publication of this notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

Insurance Commissioner

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 10-416. Filed for public inspection March 5, 2010, 9:00 a.m.]

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