WSR 14-01-053
(Public Employees Benefits Board)
[PEBB Admin # 2014-01—Filed December 12, 2013, 12:04 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Enrollment, eligibility and appeal rules in chapters 182-08, 182-12, and 182-16 WAC.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.160.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The health care authority (HCA) will consider amendments and new rules to implement the following:
A wellness program as directed by Executive Order 13-06.
A $25 per month surcharge to premiums for members who use tobacco products as directed by sections 932, 933, and 939 of the 2013-2015 state operating budget (3ESSB 5034).
A $50 per month surcharge to the premiums for members who enroll a spouse or domestic partner who chose not to enroll in other employer-based group health insurance where the actuarial value of benefits and premiums are not less than ninety-five percent of the actuarial value of the UMP classic plan as directed by sections 932, 933, and 939 of the 2013-2015 state operating budget (3ESSB 5034).
Process for Developing New Rule: HCA welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, HCA will file a notice of proposed rule making (CR-102) with the office of the code reviser. A copy of the proposal will be sent to everyone on the mailing list and to anyone who requests a copy.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Individuals wishing to receive PEBB rule-making notices are encouraged to join the PEBB-RULE-MAKING-NOTICE listserv available by following this path or by logging on to and selecting our LISTSERV from the Public E-mail List. If you have questions about this rule making, contact Barbara Scott at (360) 725-0830 or Rob Parkman at (360) 725-0883, at the HCA, P.O. Box 42684, Olympia, WA 98504-2684, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail, or
December 12, 2013
Kevin M. Sullivan
Rules Coordinator