PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amendment of the health insurance partnership (HIP) rules.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 70.47A RCW.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The main purpose of this rule making is to amend HIP rules in chapter 182-26 WAC to:
1. Align with and implement federal laws, specifically national healthcare reform legislation; and
2. Add an exception to the employer premium payment deadline.
In addition to these specific subject areas, the health care authority will conduct a full review of HIP rules and make necessary technical corrections.
Process for Developing New Rule: Stakeholder mailing and public hearing.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. If you have questions about this rule making, contact Jennifer Willms at (360) 923-2939 or at the Health Care Authority, P.O. Box 42700, Olympia, WA 98504-2700, Jennifer.Willms@hca.wa.gov.
June 17, 2010