(1) Carriers must file a group health plan, other than a small group health plan, rate and form filing as provided in RCW 48.43.733
(2) Carriers issuing a governmental plan under section 3(32) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) (29 U.S.C. Sec. 1002(32)) must submit with their form filing either an opinion letter from the Department demonstrating that the plan is a governmental plan under section 3(32), or an opinion from an attorney attesting to the fact that the entity establishing or maintaining the plan is a governmental entity as provided in section 3(32), citing the applicable law authorizing establishment of the entity.
(3) An attorney attestation submitted in compliance with subsection (2) of this section is not required to comply with WAC 284-43-8110
(1)(e)(ii) regarding the contents of the attorney attestation, and needs only identify the legal and statutory authority for establishment of the entity.
(4) This section applies to plans issued or renewed on or after January 1, 2020.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060
. WSR 19-22-032, § 284-43-8120, filed 10/30/19, effective 11/30/19.]