How to file a demand for hearing

Who can file

Any person or entity (business, organization, corporation, etc.) who has been harmed by a decision, action or proposed action of the insurance commissioner can file a demand for hearing to challenge that decision, action or proposed action.

What to submit

  • Brief statement of how you are harmed by the commissioner's action or proposed action
  • Statement of the relief that you seek
  • Contact information: name, mailing address, phone number and email address
  • If possible, attach a copy of the commissioner's order you are challenging

Here is a sample letter demanding a hearing (PDF, 19KB).

Filing deadline

Your demand for hearing must be received by the OIC within 90 days of the date of the order or other act of the commissioner you are challenging or your right to demand a hearing is waived.

If your demand for hearing is received before the effective date of the order, the requirements and penalties contained in the order will be postponed until a final decision is made by the presiding officer after your hearing. 

Submitting your demand for hearing

You can send the demand via postal mail, email, fax or hand delivery directly to the Administrative Hearings Unit, the deputy commissioner, or the OIC insurance enforcement specialist who signed the order you are contesting.

Mailing address

Hearings Unit
Office of the Insurance Commissioner
P.O. Box 40255                 
Olympia, WA 98504-0255

Street address

Hearings Unit
Office of the Insurance Commissioner
5000 Capitol Blvd.
Tumwater, WA  98502

Fax: 360-664-2782
Email Hearings Unit

Updated 10/27/2014

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