PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
OFFICE OF THE
[Insurance Commissioner Matter R 2020-14—Filed August 12, 2020, 8:01 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Mitigating inequity in the health insurance market.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: HB 2554 (chapter 283, Laws of 2020, effective date June 11, 2020); RCW 48.02.060
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Amend existing rules and add new sections necessary to implement HB 2554, chapter 283, Laws of 2020, concerning mandatory benefits, notices and fees related to mandatory benefits.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: HB 2554, chapter 283, Laws of 2020, requires that the health benefit exchange will provide individuals seeking to enroll in coverage on its website with access to the information about excluded mandatory benefits.
Process for Developing New Rule: Comments due by September 1, 2020.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Tabba Alam, 302 Sid Snyder Avenue S.W., Olympia, WA 98504, phone 360-725-7170, website www.insurance.wa.gov.
August 12, 2020