WSR 12-10-080

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

OFFICE OF

INSURANCE COMMISSIONER

[ Insurance Commissioner Matter No. R 2012-13 -- Filed May 2, 2012, 7:42 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Office of the insurance commissioner (OIC) contact information in notices regarding policy changes for personal injury protection (PIP) and the FAIR plan.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 48.02.060 and 48.22.105.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Carriers are required to provide notification to their insureds for policy changes related to PIP and the FAIR plan. The commissioner will consider rules that would require inclusion of OIC contact information in those notifications. Consumers would have access to written information regarding their rights when they have questions regarding their property and casualty insurance coverage.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Submit written comments by June 4, 2012.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Kacy Scott, P.O. Box 40258, Olympia, WA 98504-0258, kacys@oic.wa.gov, fax (360) 586-3109.

May 2, 2012

Mike Kreidler

Insurance Commissioner

Washington State Code Reviser's Office