WSR 22-03-042
[Filed January 12, 2022, 10:20 a.m.]
Semi-Annual Rule Development Agenda
January through July 2022
The commissioner has introduced the following rules. This list is current as of January 12, 2022. 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 Ariele Page Landstrom, or 360-725-7056.
Impacted WAC
Statutory Authority
RCW 48.02.060, 48.43.515, 48.44.050, 48.46.200; and chapter 302, Laws of 2021
National 988 System/consolidated rule making.
(Insurance Commissioner Matter R 2021-16)
Filed 7/7/21
WSR 21-20-108
Filed 10/4/21
284-43-8210, 284-43-8220,
Health care sharing ministries.
(Insurance Commissioner Matter R 2021-17)
WSR 21-14-097
Filed 7/7/21
WSR 21-20-107
Filed 10/4/21
284-24A-050, 284-24A-090
Temporary prohibition of use of credit history.
(Insurance Commissioner Matter R 2021-07)
WSR 21-13-131
Filed 6/22/21
WSR 21-20-126
Filed 10/5/21
Other Possible Rule-Makings 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.
Annuity marketing and disclosure requirements.
Balance billing.
Barriers to patient care access resulting from contracting practices.
Coordination of benefits.
Data security and cybersecurity.
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Fixing outdates [outdated] references.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.
Holding company regulations.
Implementation credits.
Implementation of state or federal legislation or reform.
Licensing requirements.
Life and disability issues.
Life and disability guaranty association.
Long-term care insurance.
Market stabilization.
Medical parity.
Minimum valuation standards.
NAIC model act and regulation implementation.
Pharmacy formulary tiers.
Pharmacy exceptions, substitutions and appeals process.
Pediatric dental.
Prelicensing insurance education.
Producer issues, including commissioner and education requirements.
Property and casualty issues.
Ride-sharing insurance coverage.
Summary of health insurance benefits coverage.
Rating variables.
Mike Kreidler
Insurance Commissioner