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(Effective until January 1, 2022)

PDFWAC 284-180-240

Providing and updating registration information.

(1) At the time of registration, a pharmacy benefit manager must provide its legal name as well as any and all additional names that it uses to conduct business.
(2) Registered pharmacy benefit managers must provide the commissioner with a valid email address, which the commissioner will use as the official contact address for communications regarding registrations, renewals and oversight activities.
(3) In addition to providing a valid email address, registered pharmacy benefit managers must identify a pharmacy benefit manager employee who is the single point of contact for appeals under WAC 284-180-420 and 284-180-430, and must fill out the form that the commissioner makes available for this purpose at www.insurance.wa.gov.
(4) Registered pharmacy benefit managers must ensure that the information that they disclosed when they registered with the commissioner remains current by notifying the commissioner of any changes or additions.
(a) This information includes, but is not limited to:
(i) Any and all additional names that pharmacy benefit managers use to conduct business;
(ii) The email address for official communications between the commissioner and the pharmacy benefit manager; and
(iii) The name, contact information, and any other information that the pharmacy benefit manager submitted on the commissioner's form under subsection (3) of this section regarding the pharmacy benefit manager employee who is the pharmacy benefit manager's single point of contact for appeals under WAC 284-180-420 and 284-180-430.
(b) Within thirty days of any change, pharmacy benefit managers must report changes to the commissioner using the commissioner's electronic system.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060, 48.02.220 and chapter 19.340 RCW. WSR 18-13-023, § 284-180-240, filed 6/8/18, effective 7/9/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060, 19.340.010, 19.340.030, 19.340.100, 19.340.110, and 2016 c 210 §§ 1 and 2 through 7. WSR 17-01-139 (Matter No. R 2016-07), § 284-180-240, filed 12/20/16, effective 1/1/17.]
(Effective January 1, 2022)

PDFWAC 284-180-240

Providing and updating registration information.

(1) At the time of registration, a health care benefit manager must submit an application with an affidavit affirming its accuracy. In the application, a health care benefit manager must provide:
(a) The legal name as well as any and all additional names that it uses to conduct business;
(b) The names of all persons and entities with any ownership or controlling interest, including officers and directors in the health care benefit manager, along with completed NAIC Form 11 biographical affidavits and, if requested, an NAIC Approved Third-Party Vendor Background Report;
(c) Tax identification numbers;
(d) Other business licenses and registrations that the health care benefit manager has held and those that are active;
(e) Identifying any areas of specialty, such as a pharmacy benefit management, radiology benefit management, laboratory benefit management, mental health care benefit management, or any other areas of specialty identified in the application;
(f) Contact information for communications regarding registration, renewal and oversight activities, including address, phone number, name of the contact person for the health care benefit manager, and valid email address;
(g) Name and contact information for the person the health care benefit manager has designated as responsible for compliance with state and federal laws;
(h) Identify if the health care benefit manager has committed any violations in this or any state or been the subject of an order from a department of insurance or other state agency; and
(i) Any additional information requested by the commissioner.
(2) Registered health care benefit managers must ensure that the information that they disclosed when they registered with the commissioner remains current by notifying the commissioner of any changes or additions.
(a) This information includes, but is not limited to:
(i) Any and all additional names that the health care benefit manager uses to conduct business; and
(ii) The email address for official communications between the commissioner and the health care benefit manager.
(b) Any change in the information provided to obtain or renew a registration is a material change and must be reported within thirty days of any change, by the health care benefit manager using the commissioner's electronic system.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060 and 48.200.900. WSR 21-02-034, § 284-180-240, filed 12/29/20, effective 1/1/22. Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060, 48.02.220 and chapter 19.340 RCW. WSR 18-13-023, § 284-180-240, filed 6/8/18, effective 7/9/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060, 19.340.010, 19.340.030, 19.340.100, 19.340.110, and 2016 c 210 §§ 1 and 2 through 7. WSR 17-01-139 (Matter No. R 2016-07), § 284-180-240, filed 12/20/16, effective 1/1/17.]
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