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PDFWAC 284-07-220

Exemptions and effective dates.

(1) Upon written application of any insurer, the commissioner may grant an exemption from compliance with any and all provisions of WAC 284-07-100 through 284-07-230 if the commissioner finds, upon review of the application, that compliance with WAC 284-07-100 through 284-07-230 would constitute a financial or organizational hardship upon the insurer. An exemption may be granted at any time and from time to time for a specified period or periods. Within ten days from a denial of an insurer's written request for an exemption from WAC 284-07-100 through 284-07-230, the insurer may request in writing a hearing on its application for an exemption. The hearing shall be held in accordance with the rules and procedures pertaining to administrative hearings.
(2) Domestic insurers retaining a certified public accountant on the effective date of WAC 284-07-100 through 284-07-230 who qualify as independent shall comply with WAC 284-07-100 through 284-07-230 for the year ending December 31, 1992, and each year thereafter unless the commissioner permits otherwise.
(3) Domestic insurers not retaining a certified public accountant on the effective date of WAC 284-07-100 through 284-07-230 who qualify as independent may meet the following schedule for compliance unless the commissioner permits otherwise.
(a) As of December 31, 1992, file with the commissioner an audited financial report.
(b) For the year ending December 31, 1992, and each year thereafter, the insurers shall file with the commissioner all reports and communications required by WAC 284-07-100 through 284-07-210.
(4) Foreign insurers shall comply with WAC 284-07-100 through 284-07-230 for the year ending December 31, 1992, and each year thereafter, unless the commissioner permits otherwise.
(5) The requirements of WAC 284-07-150(4) shall be in effect for audits of the year beginning January 1, 2010 and thereafter.
(6) The requirements of WAC 284-07-213 are to be in effect January 1, 2010. An insurer or group of insurers that is not required to have independent audit committee members or only a majority of independent audit committee members (as opposed to a supermajority) because the total written premium and assumed premium is below the threshold and subsequently becomes subject to one of the independence requirements due to change in premiums shall have one year following the year the threshold is exceeded (but not later than January 1, 2010) to comply with the independence requirements. Likewise, an insurer that becomes subject to one of the independence requirements as a result of business combination shall have one calendar year following the date of acquisition or combination to comply with the independence requirements.
(7) The requirements of WAC 284-07-150 (7) through (12), 284-07-190, 284-07-215, and 284-07-217 are effective beginning with the reporting period ending December 31, 2010 and each year thereafter. An insurer or group of insurers that is not required to file a report because the total written premium is below the threshold and subsequently becomes subject to the reporting requirements shall have two years following the year the threshold is exceeded (but not earlier than December 31, 2010) to file a report. Likewise, an insurer acquired in a business combination shall have two calendar years following the date of acquisition or combination to comply with the reporting requirements.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060, 48.44.050, 48.46.200, 48.05.250, 48.44.095, 48.46.080, 48.46.200, and 48.125.090. WSR 09-20-069 (Matter No. R 2009-09), § 284-07-220, filed 10/5/09, effective 11/5/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060, 48.43.140, 48.44.050 and 48.46.200. WSR 94-04-045 (Order R 94-2), § 284-07-220, filed 1/27/94, effective 2/27/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060. WSR 92-19-040 (Order R 92-10), § 284-07-220, filed 9/9/92, effective 10/10/92.]
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