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(Effective until January 1, 2020)

WAC 182-16-2040

How can a subscriber appeal a decision regarding the administration of wellness incentive program requirements?

(1) Any subscriber aggrieved by a decision regarding the completion of the wellness incentive program requirements, or request for a reasonable alternative to a wellness incentive program requirement, may appeal that decision to the public employees benefits board (PEBB) wellness incentive program contracted vendor.
(2) Any subscriber who disagrees with a decision in response to an appeal filed with the PEBB wellness incentive program contracted vendor may appeal the decision by submitting a request for a brief adjudicative proceeding to the PEBB appeals unit.
(a) The request for a brief adjudicative proceeding from a current or former employee must be received by the PEBB appeals unit no later than thirty days after the date of the denial notice. The contents of the request for a brief adjudicative proceeding are to be provided as described in WAC 182-16-2070.
(b) The request for a brief adjudicative proceeding from a retiree or self-pay subscriber must be received by the PEBB appeals unit no later than sixty days after the date of the denial notice. The contents of the request for a brief adjudicative proceeding are to be provided as described in WAC 182-16-2070.
(3) The PEBB appeals unit shall notify the appellant in writing when the request for a brief adjudicative proceeding has been received.
(4) The brief adjudicative proceeding will be conducted by a presiding officer designated by the director.
(5) If a subscriber fails to timely request a brief adjudicative proceeding of a decision made under subsection (1) of this section within thirty days by following the process in WAC 182-16-2020(2), the decision of the PEBB wellness incentive program contracted vendor becomes the authority's final decision.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.021 and 41.05.160. WSR 18-22-033 (Admin #2018-03), § 182-16-2040, filed 10/29/18, effective 1/1/19.]
(Effective January 1, 2020)

WAC 182-16-2040

How can a subscriber appeal a decision regarding the administration of wellness incentive program requirements?

(1) Any subscriber aggrieved by a decision regarding the completion of the wellness incentive program requirements, or request for a reasonable alternative to a wellness incentive program requirement, may appeal that decision to the public employees benefits board (PEBB) wellness incentive program contracted vendor.
(2) Any subscriber who disagrees with a decision in response to an appeal filed with the PEBB wellness incentive program contracted vendor may appeal the decision by submitting a request for a brief adjudicative proceeding to the PEBB appeals unit.
(a) The request for a brief adjudicative proceeding from a current or former employee must be received by the PEBB appeals unit no later than thirty days after the date of the denial notice. The contents of the request for a brief adjudicative proceeding are to be provided as described in WAC 182-16-2070.
(b) The request for a brief adjudicative proceeding from a retiree or self-pay subscriber must be received by the PEBB appeals unit no later than sixty days after the date of the denial notice. The contents of the request for a brief adjudicative proceeding are to be provided as described in WAC 182-16-2070.
(3) The PEBB appeals unit must notify the appellant in writing when the request for a brief adjudicative proceeding has been received.
(4) The brief adjudicative proceeding will be conducted by a presiding officer designated by the director.
(5) If a subscriber fails to timely request a brief adjudicative proceeding of a decision made under subsection (1) of this section within thirty days by following the process in WAC 182-16-2020(2), the decision of the PEBB wellness incentive program contracted vendor becomes the authority's final decision.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.021, 41.05.160, and PEBB policy resolutions. WSR 19-17-073 (Admin #2019-01), § 182-16-2040, filed 8/20/19, effective 1/1/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.021 and 41.05.160. WSR 18-22-033 (Admin #2018-03), § 182-16-2040, filed 10/29/18, effective 1/1/19.]
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