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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 12-784



Application for Approval to Acquire Control of Highmark, Inc. and its Pennsylvania Domiciled Insurance Subsidiaries; Conclusion of Public Comment Period

[42 Pa.B. 2352]
[Saturday, April 28, 2012]

 The Insurance Department (Department) published notice of receipt of the previously-referenced filing at 41 Pa.B. 6310 (November 19, 2011). The notice afforded persons the opportunity to provide written comments on the filing to the Department on the grounds of public or private interest for an indefinite period of time to afford persons ample opportunity to provide written comments on the filing to the Department. In the notice published at 41 Pa.B. 6310, the Insurance Commissioner committed to a subsequent notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin announcing the closing of the comment period. The Department subsequently held a public informational hearing on the filing in Pittsburgh on April 17, 2012. At the conclusion of the public informational hearing, the Department announced that the public comment period would remain open until June 1, 2012. The Department also announced that it would reopen the public comment period once again for a brief period once the Department's consultants have issued their reports.

 Persons wishing to comment on the grounds of public or private interest are invited to submit a written statement to the Department on or before June 1, 2012. Each written statement must include the name, address and telephone number of the interested party; identification of the application to which the statement is addressed; and a concise statement with sufficient detail and relevant facts to inform the Department of the exact basis of the statement. Written statements should be directed to Robert Brackbill, Chief, Company Licensing Division, Insurance Department, 1345 Strawberry Square, Harrisburg, PA 17120, fax (717) 787-8557 or

 Comments received will be part of the public record regarding this filing. Additionally, copies of the comments received will be forwarded to the applicant for appropriate response. The applicant's responses will also be made available on the Department's web site.

Insurance Commissioner

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 12-784. Filed for public inspection April 27, 2012, 9:00 a.m.]

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