(1) A discount plan organization providing a surety bond to protect the financial interests of Washington members must name the state of Washington as the obligee, but the bond will be for the benefit of the Washington members who have purchased the discount plan.
(2) All surety bonds obtained by discount plan organizations for the purpose of complying with their financial responsibility under this section must operate to ensure Washington consumers provision of all terms of their discount plan membership, including refunds.
(3) A discount plan organization, in lieu of a surety bond, may provide a deposit in trust with the commissioner to protect the financial interests of Washington members as set forth in RCW 48.155.040
(a) The deposit in trust must be in cash or other investments specifically authorized and eligible for investment pursuant to chapter 48.13
(b) All deposits and withdrawals must be made by using forms found on the commissioner's web site at www.insurance.wa.gov.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 48.155.007
. WSR 09-22-064 (Matter No. R 2009-10), § 284-155-025, filed 11/2/09, effective 12/3/09.]