(1) Issuers of disability insurance policies or certificates that provide hospital or medical expense coverage on an expense incurred or indemnity basis to persons eligible for medicare must provide to all such applicants the pamphlet "Guide to Health Insurance for People with Medicare," developed jointly by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, (CMS), or any reproduction or official revision of that pamphlet. The guide must be printed in a style and with a type character that is easily read by an average person eligible for medicare supplement insurance and in no case may the type size be smaller than 12-point type. (Specimen copies may be obtained from the Superintendent of Documents, United States Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.)
(2) Delivery of the guide must be made whether or not the policies or certificates are advertised, solicited, or issued as medicare supplement insurance policies or certificates.
(3) Except in the case of a direct response issuers, delivery of the guide must be made to the applicant at the time of application and acknowledgement of receipt of the guide must be obtained by the issuer. Direct response issuers must deliver the guide to the applicant upon request but not later than at the time the policy is delivered.
(4) The guide must be reproduced in a form that is substantially identical in language, format, type size, type proportional spacing, bold character, and line spacing to the guide developed jointly by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and CMS.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060
. WSR 05-17-019 (Matter No. R 2004-08), § 284-66-110, filed 8/4/05, effective 9/4/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060
. WSR 96-09-047 (Matter No. R 96-2), § 284-66-110, filed 4/11/96, effective 5/12/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060
. WSR 92-06-021 (Order R 92-1), § 284-66-110, filed 2/25/92, effective 3/27/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060
. WSR 90-07-059 (Order R 90-4), § 284-66-110, filed 3/20/90, effective 4/20/90.]