PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
[Filed September 4, 2019, 11:46 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Survivorship benefit options.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.50.050
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Implementing chapter 102, Laws of 2019 (HB 1408), revising the written consent requirement for survivor benefit options; and clarifying the impact to the benefit if a survivor predeceases the retiree.
Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Jilene Siegel, Department of Retirement Systems, P.O. Box 48380, Olympia, WA 98504-8380, phone 360-664-7291, TTY 711, email firstname.lastname@example.org, web site www.drs.wa.gov/rules/.
September 4, 2019