(1) The pool is authorized to contract with the commissioner to administer risk management functions if necessary, consistent with RCW 48.43.720
, and consistent with P.L. 111-148 of 2010, as amended. Prior to entering into a contract, the pool may conduct preoperational and planning activities related to these programs, including defining and implementing an appropriate legal structure or structures to administer and coordinate the reinsurance or risk adjustment programs.
(2) The reasonable costs incurred by the pool for preoperational and planning activities related to the reinsurance program may be reimbursed from federal funds or from the additional contributions authorized under RCW 48.43.720
to pay the administrative costs of the reinsurance program.
(3) If the pool contracts to administer and coordinate the reinsurance or risk adjustment program, the board must submit recommendations to the legislature with suggestions for additional consumer representatives or other representative members to the board.
(4) The pool shall report on these activities to the appropriate committees of the senate and house of representatives by December 15, 2012, and December 15, 2013.