WSR 23-03-055
[Filed January 10, 2023, 2:00 p.m.]
Semi-Annual Rule Development Agenda
January 2023
This agenda is current as of January 4, 2023. There may be additional rule-making activity not included on this agenda and all information referenced is subject to change.
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The commissioner has initiated rule making on the following rules:
Statutory Authority
Potentially Impacted WAC
Premium change transparency
(Insurance Commissioner Matter R 2022-01)
New sections are being added to chapter 284-30A WAC.
CR-101 filed 2/1/22
WSR 22-04-091
Third prepublication draft issued 10/27/22
Fourth interested party meeting held 11/10/22
Removing language concerning prohibiting use of credit history
(Insurance Commissioner Matter R 2022-08)
RCW 48.02.060(3)
Amendments to WAC 284-24A-050.
Repeal WAC 284-24A-090.
CR-105 filed 10/27/22
WSR 22-22-050
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.
Breast cancer health issues.
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Fixing outdated references.
Health care coverage.
Health care benefit managers.
Holding company regulations.
Implementation of state or federal legislation or reform.
Licensing requirements.
Life and disability issues.
Guaranty funds.
Long-term care insurance.
Market stabilization.
Medical parity.
Minimum valuation standards.
NAIC Model Act and regulation implementation.
Network access.
Pharmacy formulary tiers.
Pharmacy exceptions, substitutions, and appeals process.
Pharmacy benefit managers.
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.
Reproductive health issues.
In addition to the above-mentioned topics, any person may petition OIC under RCW 34.05.330 requesting the adoption, amendment, or repeal of any rule.
Mike Kreidler
Insurance Commissioner