WSR 11-22-071

EXPEDITED RULES

OFFICE OF

INSURANCE COMMISSIONER

[ Insurance Commissioner Matter No. R 2011-26 -- Filed November 1, 2011, 9:14 a.m. ]

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 284-85 WAC, Long-term care partnership.

NOTICE

THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THIS USE OF THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Kacy Scott, Insurance Commissioner, P.O. Box 40258, Olympia, WA 98504-0255, kacys@oic.wa.gov , AND RECEIVED BY January 3, 2012.


Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: This proposed rule will repeal unnecessary sections in WAC that have been replaced by WAC 284-83-400 through 284-83-425.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: WAC 284-83-400 through 284-83-425 have been adopted to implement the long-term care partnership program making chapter 284-85 WAC no longer necessary.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 48.02.060, 48.85.020.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 48.85 RCW.

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

Name of Proponent: Mike Kreidler, insurance commissioner, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Kacy Scott, P.O. Box 40258, Olympia, WA 98504-0258, (360) 725-7041; Implementation: Beth Berendt, P.O. Box 40255, Olympia, WA 98504-0255, (360) 725-7117; and Enforcement: Carol Sureau, P.O. Box 40255, Olympia, WA 98504-0255, (360) 725-7050.

October 31, 2011

Mike Kreidler

Insurance Commissioner

OTS-4029.1


REPEALER
     The following chapter of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 284-85-005 Purpose and authority.
WAC 284-85-010 Applicability and scope.
WAC 284-85-015 Standards for definitions used in this chapter and chapter 48.85 RCW.
WAC 284-85-030 Minimum standards for long-term care partnership policies.
WAC 284-85-040 Standards related to rates.
WAC 284-85-045 Conversion from group to individual coverage or replacement of coverage.
WAC 284-85-050 Disclosure and suitability standards.
WAC 284-85-055 Termination of participation in the Washington long-term care partnership program.
WAC 284-85-060 Applications for long-term care partnership coverage.
WAC 284-85-070 Advertising standards.
WAC 284-85-075 Summary of insurance benefits.
WAC 284-85-080 Consumer education program.
WAC 284-85-085 Standards for education of licensees soliciting long-term care partnership contracts.
WAC 284-85-090 Standards for case management services.
WAC 284-85-100 Recordkeeping.
WAC 284-85-110 Records retention.
WAC 284-85-900 Chapter not exclusive.

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