WSR 00-04-009

AGENDA

HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY


[ Filed January 20, 2000, 4:11 p.m. ]


January 31, 2000 Rule-Making Semi-Annual Agenda


Approximate Preproposal Purpose of the Rule

Why is this Significant?

Rule(s)

Mandate

Other Agencies who

may have Interest in

the Subject of Rule(s)

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2.

3.

Date

Subject Area

Contact/Telephone Number

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2.

3.

First quarter 2000

WAC 182-25-020

Rosanne Reynolds, (360) 923-2948

Benefits need to be amended to ensure consistency with statute. Consistency with RCW 70.47.060(1). Department of Social and Health Services, Medical Assistance Administration.
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2.

3.

May 2000

PEBB eligibility rules (chapter 182-12 WAC)

Mich'l Prentice Needham, (360) 923-2735

WAC 182-12-119 Eligible dependents, defines dependents eligible for PEBB coverage. The board may explore modifications to dependents, including eligible spouses (legal spouses currently - may expand to include same sex domestic partner). No mandate -

board interest.

Political subdivisions, school districts, and state agencies participating in the PEBB program.
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2.

3.

May 2000

PEBB eligibility rules for retirees (chapter 182-12 WAC)

Mich'l Prentice Needham, (360) 923-2735

WAC 182-12-117 defines when retirees are eligible for PEBB coverage and under what conditions. WAC 182-12-132 clarifies when retirees can leave and return to PEBB coverage. PEBB is exploring clarifying language with key stakeholders, and the board may consider some modifications to more easily accommodate retiree interests. No mandate -

board interest.

All state higher education institutions including the community colleges.
*All agencies, in that the eligibility rules will affect all state employees.


NAME OF AGENCY: Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA).

CONTACT/TELEPHONE: Melodie Bankers, Rules Coordinator, (360) 923-2728.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office