PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
OFFICE OF THE
[Insurance Commissioner Matter R 2018-11—Filed August 21, 2018, 8:13 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Rule making to support SHB 2322 relating to risk mitigation in property insurance, except commercial.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 48.02.060
(3)(a), section 4 within SHB 2322 as codified in RCW 48.18.558
(1), (2), (3), and (4).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Recently passed legislation, SHB 2322, permits property insurers, except commercial, to provide goods and/or services to their insureds in order to mitigate or prevent losses. The commissioner is considering rule making to address notice to insureds about their ability to opt out of risk mitigation programs, establishment of pilot programs by property insurers, and to identify what disaster or emergency response activities by property insurers are exempt from section 2 and 3 of SHB 2322, RCW 48.30.140
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 September 30, 2018.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting David Forte, P.O. Box 40258, Olympia, WA 98504-0258, phone 360-725-7042, fax 360-586-3109, TTY 360-586-0241, email firstname.lastname@example.org, web site www.insurance.wa.gov.
August 21, 2018