PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY
[Filed June 14, 2019, 11:08 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-505-0215 Eligibility for the Washington apple health with premiums (CHIP) program.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: During the 2017 legislative session, the Washington state legislature passed EHB 2242 which created the school employees' benefits board (SEBB) health insurance benefit beginning January 1, 2020. The availability of this benefit, beginning January 1, 2020, means these children no longer meet the definition of targeted low-income children under 42 C.F.R. 357.310, and will not be eligible for the children's health insurance program, also known as Washington apple health with premiums program. During the course of this review, the agency may identify additional changes that are required in order to improve clarity or update policy.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Centers for Medicaid [Medicare] and Medicaid Services, department of social and health services, and the health benefits exchange.
Process for Developing New Rule: The agency welcomes the public to take part in developing this rule. If interested, contact the person identified below to receive an early rule draft to review. After the early review, the agency will send a notice of proposed rule making (CR-102) to everyone receiving this notice and anyone who requests a copy.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Valerie Smith, Rules Program Manager, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, phone 360-725-1344, fax 360-586-9727, telecommunication relay services 711, email firstname.lastname@example.org, web site www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/rulemaking.
June 4, 2019