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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 10-1502


Highmark Blue Shield; PPACA Reform Changes; Applicability—Medically Underwritten PPO Program (Central Pennsylvania); Rate Filing

[40 Pa.B. 4726]
[Saturday, August 14, 2010]

 On August 2, 2010, the Insurance Department (Department) received a filing from Highmark Blue Shield requesting approval to adjust its DirectBlue PPO Program rates to reflect the anticipated cost of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law on March 23, 2010. The proposed average rate increase of 1.8% will be effective October 1, 2010.

 Unless formal administrative action is taken prior to September 16, 2010, the subject filing may be deemed approved by operation of law.

 A copy of the filing is available on the Department's web site at Under the tab ''How to find . . .'' 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 comments, suggestions or objections to Cherri Sanders-Jones, Insurance Department, Insurance Product Regulation, 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. 10-1502. Filed for public inspection August 13, 2010, 9:00 a.m.]

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