The Washington State Department of Enterprise Services has adopted changes to update and clarify rules for local government self-insurance health and welfare programs. The rules become effective Nov. 25.
Before adopting the updates, Enterprise Services held workshops on May 16 and 18 to seek input on draft rules, and held a 20-day formal public comment period, including a July 25 public hearing. Enterprise Services would like to thank everyone who provided input during the rulemaking process.
The updates are mainly clarification and "clean-up" to match state law. Solvency regulations and reserve requirements did not change with the update, and the rulemaking did not change fee structures or rates. Rulemaking was needed to:
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