WSR 13-14-065
[Filed June 28, 2013, 11:23 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Self-insurance requirements governing local government and nonprofit self-insurance transactions.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 48.62.061 Rule making by state risk manager—Standards.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Clarify solvency and operational requirements in order to reduce the risk to local government and nonprofit members of risk pools.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The department of enterprise services (DES) will communicate and coordinate with the office of insurance commissioner, which has an interest in the rules governing joint self-insurance programs, as necessary. DES will also communicate with the state auditor's office, which is responsible for financial and accountability audits of local government and nonprofit risk pools.
Process for Developing New Rule: DES staff will discuss proposed rules with affected stakeholders. Anyone interested will also have an opportunity to submit written comments on the proposed rules during the public comment period and will be able to present oral testimony at the public hearing. The public is encouraged to participate, as described below.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Jack Zeigler, Policy and Rules Manager, phone (360) 407-9209, e-mail, written comments online at
Information will be posted on the agency web site ( and interested parties can participate in the development of the proposed rule before publication. You can identify yourself as an interested party by sending an e-mail to with your contact information and typing "Interested party - print management rule making" in the subject line.
June 28, 2013
Jack Zeigler
Policy and Rules Manager