WSR 05-09-022

PERMANENT RULES

OFFICE OF THE

INSURANCE COMMISSIONER

[ Insurance Commissioner Matter No. R 2005-01 -- Filed April 12, 2005, 12:47 p.m. , effective May 13, 2005 ]


Purpose: This rule making will correct incorrect references in WAC 284-54-750 to chapter 284-17 WAC that resulted from recent amendments to that chapter. This rule making will also further the commissioner's commitment to the review of existing regulations to improve the efficiency of Title 284 WAC.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 284-54-750.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 48.02.060, 48.17.150, and 48.85.030.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 05-03-111 on January 19, 2005.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: April 12, 2005.

Mike Kreidler

Insurance Commissioner

OTS-7709.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 97-19-007, filed 9/4/97, effective 10/5/97)

WAC 284-54-750   Standards for education of licensees soliciting long-term care contracts.   (1) Every issuer shall annually certify to the commissioner that each resident and nonresident licensee involved in the transaction of long-term care insurance has completed an approved ((six-hour)) LTC special education course ((on either long-term care or long-term care and long-term care partnership)) every two years in accordance with WAC ((284-17-220 (2)(b)(i))) 284-17-258. Applications may only be accepted if the licensee involved in the transaction meets all of the requirements of WAC ((284-17-220 (2)(b)(i))) 284-17-258.

(2) Beginning with the calendar year 1998, issuers shall file a copy of the following certification report with the commissioner on or before March 31 of each year:



Annual Filing of Compliance with the

Long-Term Care and Long-Term Care Partnership

Education Requirements of WAC ((284-17-220 (2)(b)(i))) 284-17-258

To be filed with the commissioner on or before March 31 of each year
For the period of January 1 to December 31 of (Year)
Company Name

Address

Insurance Policies Offered:
Long-Term Care
Long-Term Care Partnership Both

I hereby certify that all ((our affiliated licenses)) appointed agents involved in the transaction of each long-term care or long-term care partnership policy we issue in Washington have fulfilled the requirements of WAC ((284-17-220 (2)(b)(i))) 284-17-258. I certify that to the best of my knowledge, we did not accept or process any applications that involved the participation of a licensee who was not in compliance with WAC ((284-17-220 (2)(b)(i))) 284-17-258.

Signature of Officer:

Date:

Name and Title of Officer:


Prepared by:


Phone Number:


Phone Number:

Return Certification Form to:

Education Manager

Office of the Insurance Commissioner

P.O. Box 40257

Olympia , WA 98504-0257

Fax 360-586-2019

[Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060, 48.17.150 and 48.85.030. 97-19-007, 284-54-750, filed 9/4/97, effective 10/5/97.]

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