OFFICE OF THE
[Filed July 13, 2020, 11:54 a.m.]
Semi-Annual Rule Development Agenda
July 31, 2020, through January 31, 2021
The commissioner has introduced the following rules. This list is current as of July 13, 2020. There may be additional rule-making activity not included on this agenda and all information referenced is subject to change. For the most up-to-date information visit our rule-making website https://www.insurance.wa.gov/legislation-and-rulemaking.
For questions, please contact Bryon Welch, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 360-725-7037.
Service contract providers and protection product guarantee providers (R 2016-23).
(3)(a), section 3(9) and 4 (1)(c); chapter 56, Laws of 2019 (SB 5889)
Confidential communication (R 2019-03).
Network access and notice requirements (R 2019-05).
; section 4, chapter 171, Laws of 2019 (ESHB 1879)
RX drug utilization management (R 2019-11).
Increasing allowable amount of risk reduction goods and services (R 2020-01).
; chapter 240, Laws of 2020 (2SSB 5601)
Health care benefit managers (R 2020-04).
Actuarial opinion and memorandum regulation (R 2020-05).
Prohibiting discrimination in health care coverage (R 2020-06).
Continues implementation of The Balance Billing Protection Act (R 2020-07).
; chapter 253, Laws of 2019 (SHB 1075)
Change of insurance-offset of expenses of group policyholder (R 2020-08).
Life insurance-behavioral change incentives (R 2020-09).
Removing health coverage barriers to accessing substance use disorder treatment services (R 2020-10).
; chapter 196, Laws of 2020 (SSB 6051)
Health coverage supplementing medicare Part D provided through a federally authorized employer group waiver plan.
Update to prompt response requirement.
Chapter 283, Laws of 2020 (SHB 2554)
Mitigating inequity in the health insurance market.
Other Possible Rule-Making Topics: In addition to the rules referenced above, the commissioner continues his effort to update and clarify code, as well as implement recent legislation. A potential list of subjects that may be considered for future rule making include or may include:
Annuity marketing and disclosure requirements.
Barriers to patient care access resulting from contracting practices.
Coordination of benefits.
Dental insurance practices.
Discontinuation and renewal of health plan coverage.
Discrimination in health care plan design.
Electronic filing of state specific reporting.
Electronic notices and document delivery of insurance products.
Essential health benefits.
Fixing outdates [outdated] references.
Health care coverage in general.
Health care coverage specific to dependents and incapacitated children.
Health care sharing ministries.
Implementation of state legislation or reform.
Implementation of federal legislation or reform.
Life and disability issues.
Minimum valuation standards.
NAIC model act implementation.
Pharmacy formulary tiers.
Pharmacy exceptions, substitutions and appeals process.
Prelicensing insurance education.
Property and casualty issues.
Ride-sharing insurance coverage.
Summary of health insurance benefits coverage.
Contact Bryon Welch, 360-725-7037, email@example.com
. RCW 34.05.314