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PDFWAC 284-58-005

Definitions that apply to this chapter.

The definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter.
(1) "Complete filing" means a package of information containing insurance forms, supporting information, documents and exhibits submitted to the commissioner electronically using the System for Electronic Rate and Form Filing (SERFF).
(2) "Credit insurance" means the types of insurance defined in RCW 48.34.030 (1) and (2).
(3) "Date filed" means the date a complete filing has been received and accepted by the commissioner.
(4) "Disability insurance" means the same as in RCW 48.11.030.
(5) "Filer" means a person, organization or other entity that files insurance forms or rates with the commissioner for an insurer.
(6) "Insurance" means the same as in RCW 48.01.040.
(7) "Insurer" means an insurer defined in RCW 48.01.050 that has been issued a certificate of authority by the commissioner under chapter 48.05 RCW.
(8) "Life insurance" means the same as in RCW 48.11.020.
(9) "NAIC" means the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
(10) "Objection letter" means correspondence created in SERFF and sent by the commissioner to the filer that:
(a) Requests clarification, documentation or other information;
(b) Explains errors or omissions in the filing; or
(c) Disapproves a form under RCW 48.18.110.
(11) "Rate" or "rates" means all classification manuals, rate or rule manuals, rating plans, rating schedules, minimum rates, class rates, and rating rules that insurers must file under RCW 48.19.010(2) and 48.34.100.
(12) "SERFF" means the System for Electronic Rate and Form Filing. SERFF is a proprietary NAIC computer-based application that allows insurers and other entities to create and submit rate, rule and form filings electronically to the commissioner.
(13) "Type of insurance" means a specific type of insurance listed in the Uniform Life, Accident and Health, Annuity and Credit Coding Matrix published by the NAIC and available at
[Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060, 48.110.150. WSR 08-21-091 (Matter No. 2007-11), ยง 284-58-005, filed 10/15/08, effective 2/1/09.]
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