WSR 15-13-136
[Filed June 17, 2015, 11:21 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Changes to self-insurance rules for nonprofits and local governments required by the passage of SB 5119. Additional changes include updating agency name, locations, division name and program name changes as needed as well as other necessary clarifications.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: New chapter as created under SB 5119 InsuranceNonprofit Risk Pools, chapter 109, Laws of 2015 and RCW 48.62.061 Local government insurance transactions.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Statutory changes require amending current rules and creating new rules.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The department of enterprise services (DES) will communicate and coordinate with the office of insurance commissioner, which has an interest in the rules governing joint self-insurance programs, as necessary. DES will also communicate with the state auditor's office, which is currently responsible for financial and accountability audits of local government and nonprofit risk pools.
Process for Developing New Rule: DES staff will hold a series of workshops in order to develop a proposed rule with anyone interested. An opportunity will also be provided for anyone to submit written comments on the proposed rules during the public comment period and present oral testimony at the public hearings. The public is encouraged to participate, as described below.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Jack Zeigler, policy and rules manager, phone (360) 407-9209, e-mail, written comments: Online at
Anyone interested can participate in the development of the proposed rule before publication. Information about the rule making will be posted on the agency rule-making web site In addition, you can identify yourself as an interested party by sending an e-mail to with your contact information and typing "Interested party – self-insurance rulemaking" in the subject line.
June 17, 2015
Jack Zeigler
Policy and Rules Manager