WAC 284-66-060

Minimum benefit standards.

The requirements of this section apply to medicare supplement policies and certificates issued or issued for delivery in this state during the period beginning January 1, 1990, and ending June 30, 1992, as well as all guaranteed renewable medicare supplement policies delivered to residents of this state during 1989 that were modified to meet the minimum benefit standards of this section under the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act. Minimum standards for "standardized" policies and certificates are provided in WAC 284-66-063.
(1) Coverage of Part A medicare eligible expenses for hospitalization to the extent not covered by medicare from the 61st day through the 90th day in any medicare benefit period;
(2) Coverage for either all or none of the medicare Part A inpatient hospital deductible amount;
(3) Coverage of Part A medicare eligible expenses incurred as daily hospital charges during use of medicare's lifetime hospital inpatient reserve days;
(4) Upon exhaustion of all medicare hospital inpatient coverage including the lifetime reserve days, coverage of ninety percent of all medicare Part A eligible expenses for hospitalization not covered by medicare subject to a lifetime maximum benefit of an additional three hundred sixty-five days;
(5) Coverage under medicare Part A for the reasonable cost of the first three pints of blood (or equivalent quantities of packed red blood cells, as defined under federal regulations) unless replaced in accordance with federal regulations or already paid for under Part B;
(6) Coverage for the coinsurance amount of medicare eligible expenses under Part B regardless of hospital confinement, subject to a maximum calendar year out-of-pocket amount equal to the medicare Part B deductible;
(7) Coverage under medicare Part B for the reasonable cost of the first three pints of blood (or equivalent quantities of packed red blood cells, as defined under federal regulations), unless replaced in accordance with federal regulations or already paid for under Part A, subject to the medicare deductible amount.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060 and 48.66.165. WSR 05-17-019 (Matter No. R 2004-08), § 284-66-060, filed 8/4/05, effective 9/4/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060, 48.20.450, 48.20.460, 48.20.470, 48.30.010, 48.44.020, 48.44.050, 48.44.070, 48.46.030, 48.46.130 and 48.46.200. WSR 92-06-021 (Order R 92-1), § 284-66-060, filed 2/25/92, effective 3/27/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060, 48.20.450, 48.20.460, 48.20.470, 48.30.010, 48.44.020, 48.44.050, 48.44.070, 48.46.030, 48.46.130, 48.46.200, 48.66.041, 48.66.050, 48.66.100, 48.66.110, 48.66.120, 48.66.130, 48.66.150 and 48.66.160. WSR 90-07-059 (Order R 90-4), § 284-66-060, filed 3/20/90, effective 4/20/90.]