For Consumers

2020 adopted rules

The rules below were adopted in 2020. "Adopted" indicates the date the rule was formally approved and is also known as the filing date. "Effective date" specifies the date the rule went into effect.

Medicare Part D (R 2020-12)

Health care benefit managers (R 2020-04)

  • Adopted: Dec. 30, 2020
  • Effective: Jan. 1, 2022
  • Complete text: CR-103 for R 2020-04 (PDF, 360.44 KB)
  • New WAC: 284-180-325, 284-180-405, 284-180-411, 284-180-415, 284-180-421, 284-180-425, 284-180-431, 284-180-435, 284-180-441, 284-180-445, 284-180-450, 284-180-455, 284-180-460, 284-180-500
  • Repealed WAC: 284-180-330, 284-180-340
  • Amended WAC: 284-180-110, 284-180-120, 284-180-130, 284-180-210, 284-180-220, 284-180-230, 284-180-240, 284-180-310, 284-180-320, 284-180-400, 284-180-410, 284-180-420, 284-180-430

Mitigating inequity in the health insurance market (R 2020-14)

Network access and notice requirements (R 2019-05)

Service-contract providers and protection-product-guarantee providers: Solvency and filings requirements (R 2016-23)

Life insurance - behavioral change incentives(R 2020-09)

Confidential communications (R 2019-03)

  • Adopted: Dec. 2, 2020
  • Effective: Jan. 2, 2021
  • Complete text: CR-103 for R 2019-03 (PDF, 378.29 KB)
  • New WAC: 284-43-0400, 284-43-0410, 284-43-0420 and 284-43-0430
  • Amended WAC: 284-04-510, 284-43-2050, 284-43-3070 and 284-43-4040

Prescription drug utilization management (R 2019-11)

  • Adopted: Dec. 2, 2020
  • Effective: Jan. 11, 2020
  • Complete text: CR-103 for R 2019-11 (PDF, 284.17 KB)
  • New WAC: 284-43-2021, 284-43-2022
  • Amended WAC: 284-43-2020, 284-43-5080, 284-43-5100, 284-43-5170

Change of insurance-offset of expenses of group policyholder (R 2020-08)

Prompt Response Requirement (R 2020-11)

Consolidated health care rulemaking (R 2020-13)

Increasing allowable amount for risk reduction goods and services (R 2020-01)

Continued implementation of The Balance Billing Protection Act (R 2020-07)

  • Adopted: Nov. 2, 2020
  • Effective: Dec. 4, 2020 
  • Complete text: CR-103 for R 2020-07 (PDF, 2.05 MB)
  • Amended WAC: 284-43B-010, 284-43B-020, 284-43B-030, 284-43B-040, 284-43B-050, 284-43B-060, 284-43B-070 

Actuarial opinion and memorandum regulation (R 2020-05)

Emergency Rule: Producer Licensing Renewals (R 2020-03)

Emergency Rule: Producer Licensing Education Requirements (R 2020-02)

Affordable Care Act protections (R 2019-10)

  • Adopted: Jan. 16, 2020
  • Effective: Feb. 16, 2020
  • Complete text: CR 103 for R 2019-10 (PDF, 9.37 MB)
  • New WAC: 284-43-5910, 284-43-5920, 284-43-5930, 284-43-5940, 284-43-5950
  • Amended WAC: 284-43-3050, 284-43-540, 284-43-5602, 284-43-5622, 284-43-5642

Adverse notifications (R 2018-09)