WSR 99-11-099

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY


(Public Employees Benefits Board)

[ Order 99-04-- Filed May 19, 1999, 11:14 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Revise WAC 182-12-111 to condense rule into one standard for group participation. Revise WAC 182-12-119 to clarify language for extended dependents.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.160.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: WAC 182-12-111 Condenses rules for different eligible groups into one standard for group participation requirements and eliminates duplication; and WAC 182-12-119 clarifies language regarding extended dependents.

Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making and agency held public meetings with board (PEBB) to discuss and approve the proposed changes - public hearings held March 29, 1999, and April 20, 1999.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Mich'l Needham, Public Employees Benefits Board, P.O. Box 42684, Olympia, WA 98504-2684, phone (360) 923-2735, fax (360) 923-2602. Formal adoption of rules will occur in conjunction with a public board (PEBB) meeting at a public hearing.

May 19, 1999

Elin Meyer

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office