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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 12-1560


Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield; Direct Pay ClassicBlue Hospital Plan (Western Region); Rate Filing

[42 Pa.B. 5312]
[Saturday, August 11, 2012]

 On July 25, 2012, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield submitted a rate filing (1A-CPE-12-HBCBS) to increase the rates for the Direct Pay ClassicBlue Hospital Plan (Western Region) product by 9.4%. This will affect approximately 840 subscribers and will produce additional annual premium income of $456,000. The requested effective date is January 1, 2013.

 Unless formal administrative action is taken prior to November 23, 2012, 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 tab ''How to Find . . .'' click on the link ''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 or e-mail comments, suggestions or objections to James Sabater, Insurance Department, 1311 Strawberry Square, Harrisburg, PA 17120, within 30 days after publication of this notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

Insurance Commissioner

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 12-1560. Filed for public inspection August 10, 2012, 9:00 a.m.]

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