The Washington State Department of Enterprise Services soon will be proposing changes to update and clarify rules for local government self-insurance health and welfare programs.
Enterprise Services held workshops on May 16 and 18 to seek input on the draft rules, and would like to thank all of the participants in the workshops.
Once submitted, there will be a formal public comment period on the proposed rules, including a public hearing to be held July 25.
The proposed rules largely reflect the current rule, and changes are mainly clarification and "clean-up" to match state law. Solvency regulations and reserve requirements will stay the same as in the existing rule, and the rulemaking will not change fee structures or rates.
Rulemaking is needed to: