WSR 15-09-103
[Filed April 20, 2015, 1:40 p.m.]
Under RCW 34.05.230, following are two policy and interpretive statements issued by the department of labor and industries regarding the insurance services division.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please call Maggie Leland at (360) 902-4504.
Title: Policy 3.12, Adjudication of New Asbestos Claims.
Date Issued: April 1, 2015.
Description: This policy applies when a new claim is filed for an asbestos-related disease. The order of the policy was rearranged and reworded for clarification. Information was added for guidance on what to do with cancer and death related claims.
Contact: Suzy Campbell, 7273 Linderson Way, Mailstop 4208, Tumwater, WA 98501, (360) 902-5003,
Title: Policy 15.70, Payment or Reimbursement for Burial Expenses.
Date Issued: March 10, 2015.
Description: This policy applies when death results from an accepted industrial injury or occupational disease and the state fund or self-insurance pension adjudicator receives a request for reimbursement for burial expenses. The policy gives guidance for what will and will not be reimbursed for burial expenses. The following changes were made in the March 10, 2015, revision:
"Plot purchase and preparation" is changed under #2 (covered expenses) to read, "Plot purchase, opening and closing of burial site, tent and chairs for committal."
"Memorial keepsakes such as jewelry, keepsake urns, tattoos, or body piercings" is added under #3 to clarify expenses that won't be covered.
Family members are clarified under #2.
"Furnishings" is added under #3 as an expense that will not be covered.
Contact: Nancy Lach, 7273 Linderson Way, Tumwater, WA 98501, (360) 902-4379,
Maggie Leland
Rules Coordinator
Senior Policy Advisor