Highmark Health Insurance Company; Small Group Rate Filing

[42 Pa.B. 6742]
[Saturday, October 20, 2012]

 Highmark Health Insurance Company submitted a rate filing to increase the premium rates for its Small Group product. This filing will affect all groups with between 1 and 50 employees. The filing proposes a rate increase of 9.8% and will affect approximately 47,000 contacts holders. The proposed rate increase will generate approximately $39.3 million of additional annual revenue. The requested effective date of the change is January 1, 2013.

 Unless formal administrative action is taken prior to January 3, 2013, 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 Cherri Sanders-Jones, 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. 12-2078. Filed for public inspection October 19, 2012, 9:00 a.m.]

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