WSR 07-09-099

EXPEDITED RULES

OFFICE OF

INSURANCE COMMISSIONER

[ Insurance Commissioner Matter R 2007-03 -- Filed April 18, 2007, 10:47 a.m. ]

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Technical correction to WAC 284-24A-011.

NOTICE

THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THIS USE OF THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Kacy Scott, Insurance Commissioner's Office, P.O. Box 40255, Olympia, WA 98504-0255, e-mail Kacys@oic.wa.gov, fax (360) 586-3109 , AND RECEIVED BY June 19, 2007.


Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: WAC 284-24A-011 was adopted in December 2004. During that rule making a section caption included an incorrect reference. This proposed amendment will correct that reference.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The proposed amendment will correct a WAC section caption reference and, therefore, easier for those that comply with chapter 284-24A WAC.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 48.02.060, 48.18.545.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 48.18.545.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Mike Kreidler, insurance commissioner, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Melodie Bankers, P.O. Box 40260, Olympia, WA 98504-0260, (360) 725-7039; Implementation: John Hamje, P.O. Box 40255, Olympia, WA 98504-0255, (360) 725-7262; and Enforcement: Carol Sureau, P.O. Box 40255, Olympia, WA 98504-0255, (360) 725-7050.

April 18, 2007

Mike Kreidler

Insurance Commissioner

OTS-9676.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Matter No. R 2004-01, filed 12/29/04, effective 7/1/05)

WAC 284-24A-011   What types of information must an insurer provide in addition to the reason(s) for the adverse action to comply with WAC 284-24A-010(((3))) (2)?   (1) Insurers must provide information that helps the consumer determine why the consumer was charged a higher premium or determined to be ineligible for coverage by the insurer. The following information must be included with the reason for the adverse action:

(a) A description of the attribute of credit history that adversely affected the consumer's insurance score;

(b) How the attribute of credit history affected the insurance score; and

(c) Any actions that are available to the consumer that may improve this attribute of the insurance score.

(2) If an insurer refers to insurance industry research or studies to justify the effect of an insurance score on premiums or eligibility for coverage, the insurer must file those studies with the insurance commissioner so that they are available for public disclosure.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060, 48.18.545, 48.19.035, and 48.30.010. 05-02-026 (Matter No. R 2004-01), 284-24A-011, filed 12/29/04, effective 7/1/05.]

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