WSR 06-17-144




[ Filed August 22, 2006, 1:16 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 06-02-035.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 415-02-100 Retiree insurance premium deductions for retirees -- Enrollment requirements.

Hearing Location(s): Department of Retirement Systems, 6835 Capitol Boulevard, Conference Room 115, Tumwater, WA, on September 27, 2006, at 2:30 p.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: September 28, 2006.

Submit Written Comments to: Leslie L. Saeger, Rules Coordinator, Department of Retirement Systems, P.O. Box 48380, Olympia, WA 98504-8380, e-mail, fax (360) 753-3166, by 5:00 p.m. on September 27, 2006.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Leslie L. Saeger by September 19, 2006, TDD (360) 664-7291, TTY (360) 586-5450, phone (360) 664-7291.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: To remove confusing language that was found during the department's routine rule review process.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 41.50.050(5).

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Department of retirement systems, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Leslie Saeger, P.O. Box 48380, Olympia, WA 98504-8380, (360) 664-7291; Implementation and Enforcement: Dave Nelsen, P.O. Box 48380, Olympia, WA 98504-8380, (360) 664-7291.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. This rule has no effect on businesses.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. The department of retirement systems is not one of the named departments in RCW 34.05.328.

August 22, 2006

Leslie L. Saeger

Rules Coordinator


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 00-10-016, filed 4/21/00, effective 5/22/00)

WAC 415-02-100   Retiree insurance premium deductions for retirees -- Enrollment requirements.   The department will not accept requests by retirees of any of the systems which the department administers to deduct premiums for any kind of insurance from retirement allowances unless the provider has at least twenty-five such retirees enrolled in a withholding program. ((Any providers who have less than twenty-five retirees in their deduction program will have twelve months in which to secure at least twenty-five participants. Failing to acquire the required minimum within twelve months will result in suspension of the deduction program for such provider.)) Any qualified provider who drops below twenty-five participants will be suspended if they remain under twenty-five participants for ninety days.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050. 00-10-016, 415-02-100, filed 4/21/00, effective 5/22/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5) and 41.50.090. 84-24-017 (Order V), 415-02-100, filed 11/28/84.]

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