(1) In addition to the annual audited financial report, each insurer must furnish the commissioner with a written communication as to any unremediated material weaknesses in its internal controls over financial reporting noted during the audit. Such communication must be prepared by the accountant within sixty days after the filing of the annual audited financial report, and must contain a description of any unremediated material weakness (as the term material weakness is defined by SAS No. 60, Communication of Internal Control Related Matters Noted in an Audit
, or its replacement) as of December 31 immediately preceding (so as to coincide with the audited financial report discussed in WAC 284-07-120
(1)) in the insurer's internal control over financial reporting noted by the accountant during the course of their audit of the financial statements. If no unremediated material weaknesses were noted, the communication should so state.
(2) The insurer must provide a description of remedial actions taken or proposed to correct unremediated material weaknesses, if such actions are not described in the accountant's communication.
(3) Insurers must electronically file the written communication as to any unremediated material weakness in its internal controls over financial reporting noted during an audit, as described in subsection (1) of this section, in PDF or other format as noted on the commissioner's website.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060
, and 48.46.080
. WSR 14-15-149 (Matter No. R 2013-25), § 284-07-190, filed 7/23/14, effective 8/23/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060
, and 48.125.090
. WSR 09-20-069 (Matter No. R 2009-09), § 284-07-190, filed 10/5/09, effective 11/5/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060
. WSR 92-19-040 (Order R 92-10), § 284-07-190, filed 9/9/92, effective 10/10/92.]