PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
(Basic Health Plan)
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
for Melodie Bankers