On Friday, April 27, 2007, the Insurance Department received two transactional filings, known as Form A filings, for the acquisition of Highmark, Inc. and Independence Blue Cross Pennsylvania domestic insurance company subsidiaries by NEWCO, a yet to be named company, to be formed upon the consolidation of Highmark, Inc. and Independence Blue Cross.


On January 22, 2009, the Insurance Department hosted a news conference discussing the withdrawal of this filing. You may download an electronic press kit, or you may follow this link to access the cumulative document log associated with this filing.


January 22, 2009 - Department's Press Release welcoming the withdrawal of proposed Highmark/IBC consolidation

January 21, 2009 - Department's Media Advisory announcing press conference to discuss Blues Plans' withdrawal of consolidation proposal

October 11, 2008 - Pennsylvania Bulletin notice amending the close of the public comment period, effective October 14, 2008

September 20, 2008 - Pennsylvania Bulletin notice announcing the close of the public comment period, effective October 10, 2008

August 30, 2008 - Pennsylvania Bulletin notice  announcing the conclusion of the public comment period for September 30, 2008 

August 25, 2008 - Department's letter  of intent to close the public comment period, effective September 30, 2008

June 26, 2008 -  Department Press Release announcing Independence Blue Cross and Highmark’s proposed consolidation will be web cast
May 12, 2008 - Department Press Release announcing the dates and locations for the public informational hearings 
May 10, 2008 - Pennsylvania Bulletin notice  announcing the dates and locations for the public informational hearings
December 21, 2007 - Department Press Release announcing public hearings likely; financial advisors chosen
July 7, 2007 - Pennsylvania Bulletin notice  extending the public comment period
May 31, 2007 - Governor Rendell Press Release renewing the call for intensive review of the proposed Highmark/IBC merger
May 12, 2007 - Pennsylvania Bulletin notice on Applications for Approval to Acquire Control
April 27, 2007 - Department Press Release announcing receipt of the Form A Filing
March 28, 2007 - Department Press Release commenting on the proposed merger announcement
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