WSR 11-03-055

INTERPRETIVE AND POLICY STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[ Filed January 14, 2011, 9:14 a.m. ]

Pursuant to RCW 34.05.230(12), following are policy and interpretive statements issued by the department regarding the insurance services division policies.

If you have any questions or need additional information please call Tamara Jones at (360) 902-6805.

Insurance Services Division: Employer Services Program Policy.


New Policy 63.72: Assigning and Reassigning Accounts to Claims with Final Orders.

This policy clarifies for consistency the application of final and binding status of allowance, liability, and/or rejection orders when reassigning a claim between two subaccounts under a single policy.

Contact Jo Anne Attwood, P.O. Box 44148, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 902-4777, smij235@lni.wa.gov.

Insurance Services Division: Employer Services Program and Fraud Prevention and Compliance Program Policy.


Amended Policy 63.68: Completing Master Business Applications for Unregistered Employers.

This policy has been updated to clarify the guidelines for the department in completing a master business application to open an account for an unregistered employer who has not voluntarily applied for industrial insurance coverage.

Contact Jo Anne Attwood, P.O. Box 44148, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 902-4777, smij235@lni.wa.gov.


Amended Policy 91.27: Audit Adjustments' Tolerance.

This policy applies to premium audits of state fund accounts and describes when premiums will be adjusted from an audit. This policy applies only to the change in premiums during the audit period, independent of any penalty or interest amounts.

Contact Angie Niemeyer, P.O. Box 44150, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 902-4752, wiao235@lni.wa.gov.


New Policy 91.29: Audit Collection Tolerance.

This policy applies to premium audits of state fund accounts and describes which collections unit will be assigned to an audit resulting in a debit balance.

Contact Angie Niemeyer, P.O. Box 44150, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 902-4752, wiao235@lni.wa.gov.

Tamara Jones

Assistant Director of

Legislative and Government Affairs

Washington State Code Reviser's Office