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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 12-1565


Highmark Blue Shield; ClassicBlue Hospital, Medical/Surgical and Major Medical Plans (Central Region); Rate Filing

[42 Pa.B. 5313]
[Saturday, August 11, 2012]

 By filing No. 1A-TRAD-12-HBS, Highmark, Inc., d/b/a Highmark Blue Shield, requests approval to adjust rates for its ClassicBlue Hospital, Medical/Surgical and Major Medical Plans. The average requested rate increase is 9.4% or $84.30 per contract per month. The proposed rate increase would affect approximately 63 contract holders and would produce additional revenue of about $63,600 annually. The requested effective date of the change is January 1, 2013.

 Unless formal administrative action is taken prior to October 25, 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 Harrisburg office.

 Interested parties are invited to submit written or e-mail comments, suggestions or objections to Rashmi Mathur, Insurance Department, Insurance Product Regulation, 1311 Strawberry Square, Harrisburg, PA 17120, within 30 days after publication of this notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

Insurance Commissioner

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 12-1565. Filed for public inspection August 10, 2012, 9:00 a.m.]

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