WSR 14-15-105
[Insurance Commissioner Matter No. R 2014-09Filed July 18, 2014, 4:41 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Rate filing procedures for disability insurers to use to file large group health benefit plan rate schedules with the insurance commissioner.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 48.02.060.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Under this rule making the commissioner will evaluate the existing rate filing law and regulations for disability insurers, health care service contractors, and health maintenance organizations to determine if any changes could be made to permit disability insurers, which currently submit their rate flings [filings] under RCW 48.19.010(2) before use, to negotiate the large group rates for the disability insurers' previously approved health benefit plan forms and submit their negotiated rate filings on a schedule that is more consistent with large group rate filings made by health care service contractors and health maintenance organizations.
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 August 22, 2014, Jim Keogh, P.O. Box 40258, Olympia, WA 98504-0258,, 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 Jim Keogh, P.O. Box 40258, Olympia, WA 98504-0258,, fax (360) 586-3109.
July 18, 2014
Mike Kreidler
Insurance Commissioner