(1) Within thirty days after the appointment of its members by the commissioner, the board must prepare and adopt a plan of operation and bylaws consistent with this chapter, subject to approval by the commissioner. In a timely manner thereafter, the board must take all actions necessary to prepare the association to receive applications and issue policies, when and if the commissioner activates the association as provided in WAC 284-87-040
. These actions must include the preparation of all necessary policy forms and rating information to be filed with the commissioner for approval and all necessary operating manuals and procedures to be followed.
(2) The board shall meet as often as may be required to perform the general duties of the administration of the association or on the call of the commissioner. Four members of the board shall constitute a quorum as long as at least one of those present is a licensee board member.
(3) The board may appoint a service company or companies, who shall serve at the pleasure of the board, to perform any duties necessary or incidental to the proper administration of the association, including the hiring of necessary staff.
(4) The board shall annually furnish to the commissioner a written report of operations. All insurer members of the association may receive a copy of the report from the association upon request.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060
. WSR 10-15-014 (Matter No. R 2010-02), § 284-87-060, filed 7/8/10, effective 8/8/10; WSR 94-02-053 (Order R 93-18), § 284-87-060, filed 12/30/93, effective 1/30/94.]