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By Decision and Order dated November 13, 2007, Acting Superintendent of Insurance Eric A. Cioppa denied the request of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (“Anthem”) for approval of its rate filing and benefit modifications for 2008 individual HealthChoice, HealthChoice Standard, and HealthChoice Basic products, but granted Anthem an opportunity to submit a revised filing consistent with the findings and conclusions set forth in Sections IV and V of the Decision and Order. Anthem made a revised filing on November 15, 2007. The revised filing provides for rate increases ranging from 0.3% to 17.2%, depending upon the benefit design of the plan selected. The average rate increase is 12.5%.
This Decision and Order is final agency action of the Superintendent of Insurance, within the meaning of the Maine Administrative Procedure Act, 5 M.R.S.A. § 8002(4). It may be appealed to the Superior Court in the manner provided for by 24-A M.R.S.A. § 236, 5 M.R.S.A. §§ 11001 through 11008 and M.R. Civ.P. 80C. Any party to the proceeding may initiate an appeal within thirty days after receiving this notice. Any aggrieved non‑party whose interests are substantially and directly affected by this Decision and Order may initiate an appeal within forty days of the issuance of this decision. There is no automatic stay pending appeal. Application for stay may be made in the manner provided in 5 M.R.S.A. § 11004.
PER ORDER OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF INSURANCE
Dated: November 15, 2007 ___________________________________
Last Updated: August 22, 2012
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