48.41.220  <<  48.41.240 >>   48.41.250

Review of populations needing coverage through poolAnalysis and recommendationsReport.

(1) The board shall review populations that may need ongoing access to coverage through the pool, with specific attention to those persons who may be excluded from or may receive inadequate coverage beginning January 1, 2014, such as persons with end-stage renal disease or HIV/AIDS, or persons not eligible for coverage in the exchange.
(2) If the review under subsection (1) of this section indicates a continued need for coverage through the pool after December 31, 2013, the board shall submit recommendations regarding any modifications to pool eligibility requirements for new and ongoing enrollment after December 31, 2013. The recommendations must address any needed modifications to the standard health questionnaire or other eligibility screening tool that could be used in a manner consistent with federal law to determine eligibility for enrollment in the pool.
(3) The board shall complete an analysis of current pool assessment requirements in relation to assessments that will fund the reinsurance program and recommend changes to pool assessments or any credits against assessments that may be considered for the reinsurance program. The analysis shall recommend whether the categories of members paying assessments should be adjusted to make the assessment fair and equitable among all payers.
(4) The board shall report its recommendations to the governor and the legislature by December 1, 2012.
(5) The board shall revisit the study of eligibility completed in 2012 with another review of the populations that may need ongoing access to coverage through the pool, to be submitted to the governor and legislature by November 1, 2015. The eligibility study shall include the nonmedicare populations scheduled to lose coverage and medicare populations, and consider whether the enrollees have access to comprehensive coverage alternatives that include appropriate pharmacy coverage. The study shall include recommendations to address any barriers in eligibility that remain in accessing other coverage such as medicare supplemental coverage or comprehensive pharmacy coverage, as well as suggestions for financing changes and recommendations on a future expiration of the pool.


FindingIntent2013 c 279: See note following RCW 48.41.060.
Spiritual care services2012 c 87: See RCW 43.71.901.
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