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Adjusting rate and form-filing procedures for life & disability insurers to comply with SSB 5023 (R 2015-04)

A new state law (SSB 5023 - leg.wa.gov) creates uniformity in the rates and forms filing requirements for large-group health benefit plans, stand-alone dental plans, and stand-alone vision plans. It amends RCW 48.18.100 and RCW 48.19.010 and adds a new section to chapter 48.43 RCW. The insurance commissioner's proposed rule aligns current regulations with the new law.

Rule adopted January 8, 2016

Proposed rule filed October 20, 2015

Overviews of proposed changes

Stakeholder draft released August 26, 2015

Preproposal filed June 2, 2015

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