WSR 05-01-161



[ Filed December 20, 2004, 4:44 p.m. ]

Technical Assistance Advisory

T 04-07

RCW 48.18.100(1) prohibits issuance, delivery or use of insurance policy forms not filed and approved by the Washington Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC). There is no exception for "travel insurance" purchased by Washington consumers whether from tour operators, travel agents, wholesalers or nonresident agents.

Failure to deliver Washington approved forms to Washington purchasers of travel insurance is a violation of RCW 48.18.260.

The OIC will consider electronic forms of delivery that provide Washington consumers with approved forms.

Mike Kreidler

Insurance Commissioner

Legislature Code Reviser 


Washington State Code Reviser's Office