WSR 13-15-165
[Insurance Commissioner Matter No. R 2013-16—Filed July 24, 2013, 7:57 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Long-term care prompt payment requirements.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 48.02.060 and 48.83.170(3).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: RCW 48.83.170(3), enacted during the 2013 legislative session, requires the commissioner to adopt by rule prompt payment requirements for long-term care insurance. The statute requires the rules to include a definition of "claim" and "clean claim." This new rule making begins the process to adopt those rules.
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 September 2, 2013, to Kacy Scott,, fax (360) 586-3109.
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,
July 24, 2013
Mike Kreidler
Insurance Commissioner