WSR 15-11-084
[Insurance Commissioner Matter No. R 2015-03—Filed May 19, 2015, 3:48 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Attestation of transparency tools for consumer information on health care cost and quality.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 48.02.060 and 48.43.007.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: ESSB 6228, passed during the 2014 legislative session, required health plan issuers in Washington to attest to the office of the insurance commissioner (OIC) that their member transparency tools meet the requirements in the bill and that access to the tools is available on the issuers home page within the health plan's secured member web site. This proposed rule making is intended to direct health plan issuers to file with OIC one annual attestation for each market level of plans offered in Washington (e.g., individual, small group and large group). The anticipated rule will provide guidance as to how the attestation(s) should be provided to OIC.
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 July 1, 2015, to Jim Keogh,, 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, (360) 725-7170,
May 19, 2015
Mike Kreidler
Insurance Commissioner