WSR 10-23-050

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

OFFICE OF

INSURANCE COMMISSIONER

[ Insurance Commissioner Matter No. R 2010-15 -- Filed November 10, 2010, 2:31 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 284-30-393 Regarding how an insurer handles subrogation.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 48.02.060.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The commissioner will evaluate the clarity of the current WAC 284-30-393, and whether amendment is necessary to provide additional guidance to insurers and insureds about the requirements associated with subrogation demands.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Submit written comments by December 22, 2010, to Kacy Scott, P.O. Box 40258, Olympia, WA 98504-0258, kacys@oic.wa.gov.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Kacy Scott, (360) 725-7041, P.O. Box 40258, Olympia, WA 98504-0258, kacys@oic.wa.gov.

November 10, 2010

Mike Kreidler

Insurance Commissioner

Washington State Code Reviser's Office