WSR 05-02-074

PERMANENT RULES

OFFICE OF

INSURANCE COMMISSIONER

[ Insurance Commissioner Matter No. R 2004-07 -- Filed January 4, 2005, 4:33 p.m. , effective February 4, 2005 ]


Purpose: This rule making will eliminate a conflict between small group laws that were passed subsequent to the adoption of the existing regulations.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 284-49-020, 284-49-050, 284-49-100, 284-49-115, 284-49-300, 284-49-330, 284-49-500, 284-49-510, 284-49-520, 284-49-900 and 284-49-999; and amending WAC 284-49-010.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 48.02.060, 48.18.110, 48.44.020, 48.44.050, 48.46.060, 48.46.200.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 04-21-054 on October 18, 2004.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 11.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 11.

Date Adopted: January 4, 2004 [2005].

Mike Kreidler

Insurance Commissioner

OTS-7227.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 90-10, filed 9/4/90, effective 10/5/90)

WAC 284-49-010   ((Scope.)) Reservation of chapter.   ((The regulations contained in this chapter shall apply to all policies or contracts issued to groups of fewer than twenty-five employees by disability insurers, health care service contractors and health maintenance organizations, pursuant to the authority of chapter 187, Laws of 1990, and such policies or contracts shall be referred to as "basic coverage policies." All other policies or contracts issued by disability insurers, health care service contractors, and health maintenance organizations shall conform to all other provisions of the Insurance Code and regulations issued thereunder applying to the type of policy or contract being issued.)) Chapter 284-49 WAC is reserved for future small group health regulations.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060 [(3)](a), 48.18.110(2), 48.44.020 (2)(d), 48.44.050, 48.46.060 (3)(d), 48.46.200 and 1990 c 187. 90-18-076 (Order 90-10), 284-49-010, filed 9/4/90, effective 10/5/90.]


REPEALER

     The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:
WAC 284-49-020 Supplanting or superseding of existing policies.
WAC 284-49-050 Definitions.
WAC 284-49-100 Forms -- prior approval.
WAC 284-49-115 General contents of form and rate filings.
WAC 284-49-300 Minimum policy requirements.
WAC 284-49-330 Minimum coverage.
WAC 284-49-500 Standards for loss ratios.
WAC 284-49-510 Filing requirements.
WAC 284-49-520 Experience records.
WAC 284-49-900 Collection of data and reporting.
WAC 284-49-999 Separability.

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