WAC 284-22-020

Purpose.

The purposes of the assigned risk plan are:
(1) To promote a strong and healthy maritime industry, within Washington state, by ensuring the continued availability of workers' compensation coverage required by the United States Longshore and Harbor Workers' Act and maritime employers' liability coverage incidental to such workers' compensation coverage for employers who are unable to purchase it through the normal insurance market.
(2) To provide a mechanism through which the net income or loss of the assigned risk plan is shared by authorized insurers writing primary or excess United States Longshore and Harbor Workers' insurance within Washington state and the Washington state industrial insurance fund.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060 and 48.22.070. WSR 03-03-052 (Matter No. R 2001-10), § 284-22-020, filed 1/13/03, effective 2/13/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060. WSR 93-20-019 (Order R 93-17), § 284-22-020, filed 9/24/93, effective 10/25/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060 and 1992 c 209. WSR 92-19-095 (Order R 92-12), § 284-22-020, filed 9/16/92, effective 10/17/92.]