WSR 98-17-084

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

INSURANCE COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE

[Insurance Commissioner Matter No. R 98-18--Filed August 18, 1998, 4:02 p.m.]



Subject of Possible Rule Making: Out-of-state groups, WAC 284-30-600 and 284-30-610.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 48.02.060 and 48.30.010.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: These rules were identified in the commissioner's regulatory improvement process as rules that may need to be updated and clarified. Additionally, the commissioner will review the overall regulatory scheme to determine if it is the most complete, efficient, and effective way of regulating this area and protecting consumers receiving coverage in Washington state. The commissioner will consider developing an alternate regulatory scheme or modifying the current regulatory program.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study; and any comments regarding the proposed rules should be mailed to Kacy Brandeberry, P.O. Box 40256, Olympia, WA 98504-0256, fax (360) 407-0186, Internet KacyB@oic.wa.gov.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Kacy Brandeberry, P.O. Box 40256, Olympia, WA 98504-0256, phone (360) 407-0729, fax (360) 407-0186, Internet KacyB@oic.wa.gov.

August 18, 1998

Greg J. Scully

Chief Deputy Commissioner

Legislature Code Reviser

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office