WSR 21-03-015
[Filed January 8, 2021, 11:57 a.m.]
Semi-Annual Rule Development Agenda
January through July 2021
The commissioner has introduced the following rules. This list is current as of January 8, 2021. There may be additional rule-making activity not included on this agenda and all information referenced is subject to change. For the most up-to-date information visit our rule-making website
For questions, please contact Bryon Welch, or 360-725-7037.
Statutory Authority
Administrative Hearings
(Insurance Commissioner Matter R 2016-15).
WSR 16-12-081
Filed 5/31/2016
Other Possible Rule-Making Topics: In addition to the rules referenced above, the commissioner continues his effort to update and clarify code, as well as implement recent legislation. A potential list of subjects that may be considered for future rule making include or may include:
Adjuster issues.
Administrative hearings.
Annuity marketing and disclosure requirements.
Barriers to patient care access resulting from contracting practices.
Coordination of benefits.
Dental insurance practices.
Discontinuation and renewal of health plan coverage.
Discrimination in health care plan design.
Electronic filing of state specific reporting.
Electronic notices and document delivery of insurance products.
Essential health benefits.
Fixing outdates [outdated] references.
Health care coverage in general.
Health care coverage specific to dependents and incapacitated children.
Health care sharing ministries.
Implementation credits.
Implementation of state legislation or reform.
Implementation of federal legislation or reform.
Licensing requirements.
Life and disability issues.
Market stabilization.
Medical parity.
Minimum valuation standards.
NAIC Model Act implementation.
Pharmacy formulary tiers.
Pharmacy exceptions, substitutions and appeals process.
Pediatric dental.
Prelicensing insurance education.
Producer issues.
Producer commissions.
Property and casualty issues.
Ride-sharing insurance coverage.
Summary of health insurance benefits coverage.
Rating variables.
Contact Bryon Welch, 360-725-7037,
Mike Kreidler
Insurance Commissioner