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PDFWAC 182-558-0020

Definitions.

The following definitions, and those definitions found in chapter 182-500 WAC, apply to this chapter.
"Average cost per user" means the average medicaid expenditure for a person of the same age, sex, and eligibility type as the applicant, per fiscal year, as calculated by the agency.
"Comprehensive" means coverage comparable to the services offered under the agency's medicaid state plan that provides at least the following: Physician-related services, inpatient hospital services, outpatient hospital services, prescription drugs, immunizations, and laboratory and X-ray costs.
"Cost-effective" means it would cost less for the agency to pay premium assistance than not to pay premium assistance. The agency determines cost-effectiveness by comparing the anticipated cost of premiums, cost-sharing, and administrative costs to:
(a) The average cost per user; or
(b) The medicaid expenditures to be incurred if the client does not receive the premium assistance, based on the client's documented medical condition.
"Employer-sponsored group health insurance" means a comprehensive group health plan provided through an employer or other entity, for which the employer or entity pays some portion of the cost. Group health plans must cover all applicants whose employment qualifies them for coverage and cannot increase the cost for an applicant with a preexisting condition.
"Flexible health spending arrangement" means the portion of an employee's wages set aside in an account to pay for qualified expenses such as medical or child care costs.
"Health savings account" means a medical savings account available to employees enrolled in a high-deductible health insurance plan.
"High-deductible health insurance plan" means coverage that meets the definition in Section 223(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code.
"Overpayment" has the same definition for purposes of this chapter as that term is defined in RCW 41.05A.010.
"Premium tax credit" has the same definition for purposes of this chapter as defined in 26 C.F.R. 1.36B-1 through 1.36B-5.
"Qualified employer-sponsored group health insurance" means a comprehensive group health plan provided through an employer that is offered in a nondiscriminatory manner under 26 U.S.C. Sec. 105(h)(3), and for which the employer subsidizes at least forty percent of the cost of the premium.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.021 and 41.05.160. WSR 19-11-129, § 182-558-0020, filed 5/22/19, effective 6/22/19; WSR 17-03-014, § 182-558-0020, filed 1/5/17, effective 3/1/17.]
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