CSG announces today new additions to its Medicare Supplement competitive database. Effective January 1, 2011, Modernized Medicare Supplement plans for the following companies have been added to the database:

– Blue Cross of Idaho

– Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas

– Blue Cross Blue Shield of Northeastern Pennsylvania

– Capital Blue Cross of Pennsylvania

– Columbian Mutual

– Highmark Blue Cross of Pennsylvania

– Medical Mutual of Ohio

– Wisconsin Physician Services

In addition, a number of companies have filed and received approval of rate increases on their Modernized Medicare Supplement plans effective January 1, 2011 or later. The companies and the average rate increases are shown below:

Company Average Rate Increase** Effective Date
Family Life 11.3% 1/1/2011-3/1/2011
Gerber Life 12.0% 1/1/2011
GPM Life 7.4% 1/1/2011
Medico 5.5% 1/1/2011-2/1/2011
Mutual of Omaha -6.0% 1/1/2011
United Healthcare 1.5% 1/1/2011

CSG continues to monitor the Medicare Supplement marketplace and strives to provide the most up-to-date competitive intelligence in the industry. Our database currently includes competitive information on over 47 companies offering Medicare Supplement insurance. For more information please contact Bryan Neary, by phone at (402) 502-7747, by email at bryan@csgactuarial.com, visit online at www.csgactuarial.com.

**Average Rate Increases not applicable in all states carrier is present.
**Average Rate Increases not applicable to all Modernized Medicare Supplement Plans each carrier offers.
**Average Rate Increase is based upon average of cumulative rate differentials within effective date range of each specific carrier.

For a personalized Medicare Supplement Competitive Intelligence Guide please contact CSG Actuarial, LLC.