WSR 02-01-116

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY


(Basic Health Plan)

[ Order 01-08 -- Filed December 19, 2001, 8:08 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Revising rules to clarify notification of premium changes and circumstances when a check cannot be processed.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 70.47.050.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Current rules need to be clarified to avoid misinterpretation.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: No other federal or state agencies regulate this subject or process.

Process for Developing New Rule: Stakeholder mailings and public hearing.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Information regarding this rule-making will be posted on the agency website, http://www.wa.gov/hca/basichealth.htm. Or you may contact Rosanne Reynolds, P.O. box 42686, Olympia, WA 98504-2686, fax (360) 412-4276, e-mail Rrey107@hca.wa.gov.

December 19, 2001

Cyndi Presnell

for Melodie Bankers

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office