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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 12-1569


Highmark, Inc. Filing No. 1A-SSC-12-HBS; Request for Approval to Increase Rates for the Direct Pay Special Care Hospital Plans (Central Region); Rate Filing

[42 Pa.B. 5315]
[Saturday, August 11, 2012]

 By filing No. 1A-SSC-12-HBS, Highmark, Inc., d/b/a Highmark Blue Shield requests approval to revise premium rates for its Direct Pay Special Care Hospital Plan in the Central Pennsylvania region.

 Highmark is requesting a 9.5% increase or $12.15 per contract per month. This will affect 4,100 contracts and generate an additional $50,000 per month in premium. 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 regional office in Harrisburg.

 Interested parties are invited to submit written comments, suggestions or objections to James Laverty, Actuary, Insurance Department, Insurance Product Regulation and Market Enforcement, 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. 12-1569. Filed for public inspection August 10, 2012, 9:00 a.m.]

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