WSR 20-15-129
[Insurance Commissioner Matter R 2020-12—Filed July 21, 2020, 9:22 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Health coverage supplementing Medicare Part D provided through a federally authorized employer group waiver plan.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 48.02.060, 48.44.050, 48.46.200, 48.44.020 (2)(d), 48.44.022, 48.44.023, 48.46.060 (3)(d) and (5), 48.46.064, 48.46.066.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The legislature recently passed SSB 6051, which exempts employer and union-sponsored prescription drug plans that exclusively supplement medicare Part D coverage from regulations applicable to health insurance plans, which permits insurers to offer medicare Part D wrap-around coverage, which is a new type of plan in the market. The proposed rules will seek to define product requirements and filling [filing] submission requirements for these new plans. These rules will also seek to revise WAC 284-43-6560.
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: Submit written comments by August 7, 2020.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Bode Makinde, P.O. Box 40260, Olympia, WA 98504, phone 360-725-7041, fax 360-586-3109, TTY 360-586-0241, email, website
July 21, 2020
Mike Kreidler
Insurance Commissioner