OFFICE OF THE
[Insurance Commissioner Matter R 2018-04—Filed November 1, 2018, 11:02 a.m., effective December 17, 2018]
Effective Date of Rule: December 17, 2018.
Purpose: Amend WAC 284-17-423 to link a producer's license expiration to the end of their birth month, not their date of birth, and amend WAC 284-17-443 to clarify producer appointments and affiliations.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 284-17-423 and 284-17-443.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 18-19-098 on September 19, 2018.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: November 1, 2018.
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 09-02-073, filed 1/6/09, effective 7/1/09)
WAC 284-17-423Term of initial and reinstated individual license.
(1) Initial and reinstated individual licenses are valid from their date of issuance until the ((date))end of the licensee's next ((birthday anniversary))birth month plus one year. Additional licenses issued to the same active licensee will be on the same renewal cycle as the first license issued to that licensee.
(2) The renewal date of a business entity license is based on the date of application. The license is valid for two years. Additional licenses issued to the same active licensee will be on the same renewal cycle as the first license issued to that licensee.
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 11-04-067, filed 1/28/11, effective 2/28/11)
WAC 284-17-443Renewal of appointments or affiliations.
(1) ((At least sixty days prior to the renewal date, an appointment or affiliation renewal notice will be sent to the insurer or business entity via email.
(2)))When the appointment or affiliation renewal is available online, the insurer or business entity may access and review the list ((online, make any changes, and must remit the))of their appointments or affiliations, remove any licensees from their list, and complete the renewal process by remitting the finalized list and correct fees via electronic submission to the commissioner. New appointments or affiliations may not be added until after the renewal process has been completed.
(((3)))(2) The online appointment or affiliation renewal and payment of fees must be completed no later than the renewal date.