OFFICE OF THE
[Filed November 23, 2020, 10:53 a.m., effective December 24, 2020]
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: The proposed rules will seek to clarify/amend WAC 284-30-650. These rules will also seek to explicitly clarify that the changes apply to all other regulated entities that have to comply with chapter 48.30
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 284–30-650.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 20-20-121 on October 6, 2020.
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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: November 23, 2020.
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 13-12-079, filed 6/5/13, effective 1/1/14)
WAC 284-30-650Prompt responses required.
It is an unfair practice for an insurer, and a prohibited practice for a health care service contractor or a health maintenance organization, to fail to respond promptly to any inquiry from the insurance commissioner relative to the business of insurance. A lack of response within fifteen business days from receipt of an inquiry will be considered untimely. A response must be in writing ((and submitted using the commissioner's electronic company complaint system
)), unless otherwise indicated in the inquiry. If the inquiry originates from the commissioner's electronic company complaint system, the response must be in writing and submitted using that same system. This rule also applies to any other entity or person subject to the requirements of chapter 48.30 RCW