WSR 11-12-066

PERMANENT RULES

OFFICE OF

INSURANCE COMMISSIONER

[ Insurance Commissioner Matter No. R 2011-05 -- Filed May 31, 2011, 7:29 a.m. , effective July 1, 2011 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: The rule amends WAC 284-24B-040 to permit the commissioner to waive the requirement that data be reported to the commissioner in specified lines of insurance.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 284-24B-040.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 48.02.060 and 48.19.370.

Other Authority: RCW 48.19.370.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 11-09-047 on April 18, 2011.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: May 27, 2011.

Mike Kreidler

Insurance Commissioner

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Matter No. R 2005-02, filed 6/15/06, effective 7/16/06)

WAC 284-24B-040   Insurers must report statistical experience.   (1) Under RCW 48.19.370(4), the commissioner may designate certain rating organizations or other entities as statistical agents to gather, compile, and report insurance statistical data.

(2) RCW 48.19.370 says each insurer must report loss and expense experience to the commissioner. As a condition of transacting the business of insurance under RCW 48.05.040, each insurer must:

(a) Report its insurance statistical data to a statistical agent designated by the commissioner in accordance with the statistical plans filed with the commissioner by the statistical agent under WAC 284-24B-060;

(b) Comply with the reporting requirements and data quality procedures in the NAIC Statistical Handbook; and

(c) Adopt edit and audit procedures to screen and check data for reasonableness and accuracy.

(3) So the commissioner may assure compliance with this chapter, each insurer filing rates under chapter 48.19 RCW must include the name of its statistical agent for that line of insurance.

(4) If the commissioner determines that loss and expense data do not need to be collected for a particular line of insurance, the commissioner may waive the requirements of subsections (2) and (3) of this section.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060, 48.19.370. 06-13-035 (Matter No. R 2005-02), 284-24B-040, filed 6/15/06, effective 7/16/06.]

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