WSR 03-19-005

AGENDA

OFFICE OF THE

INSURANCE COMMISSIONER

[ Filed September 3, 2003, 4:35 p.m. ]

Pending Rule Makings: Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler notes that the rule makings below have been proposed previously. These issues currently under active review and that may result in further rule-making action in 2003. All of these rule makings are between the CR-101 and CR-102 stages.

R 2001-13, Grievance Review and Dispute Resolution.

R 2002-01, Market Assistance Plan for Medical Malpractice.

R 2002-02, Chapter 284-34, Credit Life, Credit Accident and Health Insurance.

R 2002-05, Rental Car Limited Agent Licenses.

R 2002-10, Date Certain Auto Premiums.

R 2003-02, Standard Ordinary (CSO) Mortality Tables.

Possible Rule Makings: The commissioner is undertaking an effort to update and clarify the code. Chapters that may be considered for rule making in this effort include: Chapter 284-02 WAC, Description of insurance commissioner's office -- Organization operations and obtaining information; chapter 284-03 WAC, Public access to information and records; chapter 284-15 WAC, Surplus line insurance; chapter 284-20 WAC, Insurance policies; chapter 284-24 WAC, Rates; chapter 284-43 WAC, Health carriers and health plans; chapter 284-48 WAC, Bulletins; chapter 284-52 WAC, Conversion regulation; chapter 284-53 WAC, Standards for coverage of chemical dependency; and chapter 284-74 WAC, Approved insurance tables.

Other issues that are being contemplated and may lead to rule makings in 2003 include: Commercial deregulation (WAC 284-24-120); cost of capital (WAC 284-24-065); agent/broker continuing education; various parts of chapter 284-43 WAC including utilization review (WAC 284-43-410), "prompt pay" WAC 284-43-321, "hold harmless" WAC 284-43-320, and issues related to "retrospective denial."

Questions or comments regarding this agenda or any ongoing or possible rule making should be directed to Kacy Scott, P.O. Box 40255, Olympia, WA 98504-0255, phone (360) 725-7041, fax (360) 586-3109, e-mail KacyS@oic.wa.gov.

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