PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY
(Public Employees Benefits Board)
[Admin #2020-01—Filed April 17, 2020, 2:50 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-08-197 When must a newly eligible employee, or an employee who regains eligibility for the employer contribution, elect public employees benefits board (PEBB) benefits and complete required forms?
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.021
, PEBB Policy Resolution 2020-04.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The health care authority is considering amending the enrollment rule and clarifying benefits to support the PEBB program within WAC 182-08-197.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Not applicable.
Process for Developing New Rule: The agency welcomes the public to take part in developing this rule. If interested, contact the person identified below to receive an early rule draft to review. After the early review, the agency will send a notice of proposed rule making (CR-102) to everyone receiving this notice and anyone who requests a copy.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Barbara Scott, P.O. Box 43684, Olympia, WA 98504-2684, phone 360-725-0830, fax 360-586-9727, telecommunication relay services (TRS) 711, email Barbara.Scott@hca.wa.gov, website www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/rulemaking; or Rob Parkman, P.O. Box 43684, Olympia, WA 98504-2684, phone 360-725-0883, fax 360-586-9727, TRS 711, email Rob.Parkman@hca.wa.gov, website www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/rulemaking.
April 17, 2020