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LEGISLATIVE UPDATES
  • 2020 Regular Session Adjourns

  • Legislature Approves Revised Bill Regulating Benefit Managers—
    Bill Goes to Governor Inslee for Consideration

  • Legislature Approves Revised Prior Authorization Bill

  • Legislature Approves Bills Capping Out-of-Pocket Costs for Insulin

  • House Passes Bill Allowing Group Prescription Drug Benefits for Medicare-Eligible Retirees—Bill
    Goes to Governor Inslee for Consideration

  • House Kills Bill Imposing New Tax on Health Insurance Claims

  •  House Kills Health Insurance Tax

  • House Kills Bill Imposing New Tax on Excessive Surplus of Non-Profit Health Plans

  • Legislature Kills OIC Request Bill Adding New Health Plan Members to the Washington Life &
    Disability Insurance Guaranty Association

  • House Committee Kills Bill that Would Create a State-Run Retirement Program for Private
    Employers and Employees

  • House Approves Bill Authorizing Life Insurers to Provide Incentives for Policyholders to Engage
    in Activities Designed to Improve Health Status and Reduce the Risk of Death—Bill Goes to
    Governor Inslee for Consideration

  • Legislature Approves Bill Allowing School Districts to Offer Employee-
    Paid Voluntary Benefits

  • House Approves Senate-Passed OIC Request Bill to Adopt NAIC Revisions to the Model Holding
    Company Act—Bill Goes to Governor Inslee for Consideration

  • House Kills New Local Option Payroll Excise Tax Plan—Insurers are Exempted; Appears to
    Replace Prior Controversial Local Option Excise Tax Plan that Included Insurers

  • Legislature Approves OIC Proposal to Create a Dedicated Account to Fund the OIC’s Criminal
    Investigation Unit—Measure Goes to Governor Inslee for Consideration

  • OIC Legislative Proposals

  • House Declines to Advances Bill Imposing New Tax on Excessive Surplus of Non-Profit Health Plans

  • March 6 Deadline for Approval of Policy Bills in the Opposite House Leaves Many Bills Stranded

  • House Approves Revised Bill Regulating Benefit Managers

  • House Approves Revised Prior Authorization Bill

  • Senate and House Approve Competing Bills Capping Out-of-Pocket Costs for Insulin

  • House Passes Bill Allowing Group Prescription Drug Benefits for Medicare-Eligible Retirees—Bill Goes to Governor Inslee for Consideration

  • House Approves OIC Request Bill Adding New Health Plan Members to the Washington Life & Disability Insurance Guaranty Association—Senate Refuses to Concur in House Amendments, Sending the Bill Back to the House

  • House Committee Considers Bill Imposing New Tax on Health Insurance Claims

  • House Committee Considers Health Insurance Tax

  • House Committee Kills Bill that Would Create a State-Run Retirement Program for Private Employers and Employees

  • House Approves Bill Authorizing Life Insurers to Provide Incentives for Policyholders to Engage in Activities Designed to Improve Health Status and Reduce the Risk of Death— Bill Goes to Governor Inslee for Consideration

  • Senate Approves House-Passed Bill Allowing School Districts to Offer Employee-Paid Voluntary Benefits

  • House Approves Controversial Consumer Data Bill

  • House Approves Senate-Passed OIC Request Bill to Adopt NAIC Revisions to the Model Holding Company Act—Bill Goes to Governor Inslee for Consideration

  • House Committee Considers New Local Option Payroll Excise Tax Plan—Insurers are Exempted; Appears to Replace Prior Controversial Local Option Excise Tax Plan that Included Insurers

  • House Approves OIC Proposal to Create a Dedicated Account to Fund the OIC’s Criminal Investigation Unit—Measure to Go to Governor Inslee for Consideration

  • OIC Prepares Legislative Proposals

  • Legislature Approves Cut-Off Resolution for the Consideration of Bills

  • Policy Committees Hit February 28 Deadline for Approval of Bills — Fiscal Committees to Complete Work on Monday, March 2

  • House Committee Approves Revised Bill Regulating Benefit Managers

  • House Committee Approves Revised Prior Authorization Bill

  • House Committee Considers Bill Imposing New Tax on Health Insurance Claims

  • House Committee Considers Health Insurance Tax

  • Senate and House Committees Approve Bills Capping Out-of-Pocket Costs for Insulin

  • Bill Allowing Group Prescription Drug Benefits for Medicare-Eligible Retirees Pulled to the House Floor Calendar

  • House Committee Approves OIC Request Bill Adding New Health Plan Members to the Washington Life & Disability Insurance Guaranty Association

  • House Committee Approves Key Amendment, Revising Bill that Would Create a State-Run Retirement Program for Private Employers and Employees

  • Bill Authorizing Life Insurers to Provide Incentives for Policyholders to Engage in Activities Designed to Improve Health Status and Reduce the Risk of Death Pulled from House Rules Committee and Place on the House Floor Calendar

  • Senate Committee Approves House-Passed Bill Allowing School Districts to Offer Employee-Paid Voluntary Benefits

  • House Committee Approves Controversial Consumer Data Bill

  • House Committee Approves Senate-Passed OIC Request Bill to Adopt NAIC Revisions to the Model Holding Company Act

  • House Committee Considers New Local Option Payroll Excise Tax Plan—Insurers are Exempted; Appears to Replace Prior Controversial Local Option Excise Tax Plan that Included Insurers

  • House Committee to Consider Senate-Approved OIC Proposal to Create a Dedicated Account to Fund the OIC’s Criminal Investigation Unit

  • OIC Prepares Legislative Proposals

  • Legislature Approves Cut-Off Resolution for the Consideration of Bills

  • February 19 Deadline Arrives—Many Bills Don’t Survive

  • Legislators Receive Strong Revenue Forecast

  • Senate Approves Revised Bill Regulating Benefit Managers — House Committee to Consider Measure

  • Senate Approves Revised Prior Authorization Bill

  • New Local Option Payroll Excise Tax Plan Introduced Exempting Insurers—Appears to Replace Prior Controversial Local Option Excise Tax Plan that Included Insurers

  • House Committee to Consider Bill Imposing New Tax on Health Insurance Claims

  • House Committee Considers Health Insurance Tax

  • Senate and House Committees to Consider Bills Capping Out-of-Pocket Costs for Insulin

  • House Committee Considers and Approves Senate-Passed Bill Allowing Group Prescription Drug Benefits for Medicare-Eligible Retirees

  • House Committee to Consider Senate-Passed OIC Request Bill Adding New Health Plan Members to the Washington Life & Disability Insurance Guaranty Association

  • House Committee to Consider Senate-Passed Bill Creating State - Run Retirement Program for Private Employers and Employees

  • House Committee Approves Senate-Passed Bill Authorizing Life Insurers to Provide
    Incentives for Policyholders to Engage in Activities Designed to
    Improve Health Status and Reduce the Risk of Death

  • Senate Committee to Consider House-Approved Bill Allowing School Districts to Offer Employee-Paid Voluntary Benefits

  • House Committee Considers Senate-Approve Consumer Data Bill

  • House Committee to Consider Senate-Passed OIC Request Bill to Adopt NAIC Revisions to the Model Holding Company Act

  • Senate Approves OIC Proposal to Create a Dedicated Account to Fund the OIC’s Criminal Investigation Unit

  • OIC Prepares Legislative Proposals

  • Legislature Approves Cut-Off Resolution for the Consideration of Bills

  • Revised Bill Regulating Benefit Managers Pulled to Senate Floor Calendar—House Version Dies in Committee

  • Senate Committee Approves Revised Prior Authorization Bill

  • House and Senate Committees Approve Companion Bills Allowing School Districts to Offer Employee-Paid Voluntary Benefits

  • House Committee Considers Controversial Local Option Excise Tax Plan—Insurers and Agents/Brokers Included

  • Senate and House Committees Approve Bills Capping Out-of-Pocket Costs for Insulin

  • Senate Approves Bill Allowing Group Prescription Drug Benefits for Medicare-Eligible Retirees

  • House Committee Prepares Action on Health Insurance Tax

  • House Advances Bill Imposing New Tax on Excessive Surplus of Non-Profit Health Plans

  • Senate Committee Approves OIC Request Bill Adding New Health Plan Members to the Washington Life & Disability Insurance Guaranty Association

  • House Committee Kills Bill Creating State-Run Retirement Program for Private Employers and Employees—Senate Approves Similar Measure

  • Senate Committee Considers Revised Bill Regulating Benefit Managers — House Committee Considers House Version of the Bill

  • Senate Committee Considers Controversial Prior Authorization Bill

  • Senate Committee Considers Bill Capping Out-of-Pocket Costs for Insulin

  • Senate Committee Approves Bill Allowing Group Prescription Drug Benefits for Medicare-Eligible Retirees

  • House Considers Bill Creating State-Run Retirement Program for Private Employers and Employees—Senate Approves Similar Measure

  • Senate Committee Considers OIC Request Bill Adding New Health Plan Members to the Washington Life & Disability Insurance Guaranty Association

  • Senate Approves Bill Authorizing Life Insurers to Provide Incentives for Policyholders to Engage in Activities Designed to Improve Health Status and Reduce the Risk of Death

  • House and Senate Committees Consider Companion Bills Allowing School Districts to Offer Employee-Paid Voluntary Benefits

  • Senate Committee Considers Bill Imposing New Requirements on Declarations Pages

  • Senate Committee Approves OIC Proposal to Create a Dedicated Account to Fund the OIC’s Criminal Investigation Unit

  • Senate Committee Considers Revised Consumer Data Bill

  • House and Senate Committees Approve OIC Request Bills to Adopt NAIC Revisions to the Model Holding Company Act

  • OIC Prepares Legislative Proposals

  • Legislature Approves Cut-Off Resolution for the Consideration of Bills

  • Senate Committee Considers Revised Bill Regulating Benefit Managers—House Committee Considers House Version of the Bill

  • Senate Committee Considers Controversial Prior Authorization Bill

  • Senate Committee Considers Bill Capping Out-of-Pocket Costs for Insulin

  • Senate Committee Approves Bill Allowing Group Prescription Drug Benefits for Medicare-Eligible Retirees

  • House Considers Bill Creating State-Run Retirement Program for Private Employers and Employees—Senate Approves Similar Measure

  • Senate Committee Considers OIC Request Bill Adding New Health Plan Members to the Washington Life & Disability Insurance Guaranty Association

  • Senate Approves Bill Authorizing Life Insurers to Provide Incentives for Policyholders to Engage in Activities Designed to Improve Health Status and Reduce the Risk of Death

  • House and Senate Committees Consider Companion Bills Allowing School Districts to Offer Employee-Paid Voluntary Benefits

  • Senate Committee Considers Bill Imposing New Requirements on Declarations Pages 

  • Senate Committee Approves OIC Proposal to Create a Dedicated Account to Fund the OIC’s Criminal Investigation Unit

  • Senate Committee Considers Revised Consumer Data Bill

  • House and Senate Committees Approve OIC Request Bills to Adopt NAIC Revisions to the Model Holding Company Act

  • OIC Prepares Legislative Proposals

  • Legislature Approves Cut-Off Resolution for the Consideration of Bills

  • Senate Committee to Consider Revised Bill Regulating Benefit Managers—House Committee Considers House Version of the Bill

 

  • Senate Committee Approves Bill Capping Out-of-Pocket Costs for Insulin

 

  • Senate Committee Considers Bill Allowing Group Prescription Drug Benefits for Medicare-Eligible Retirees

  • House and Senate Committees Consider Companion Bills Allowing School Districts to Offer Employee-Paid Voluntary Benefits

  • Senate Committee Approves Revised Consumer Data Bill

  • Senate Committee Approves OIC Proposal to Create a Dedicated Account to Fund the OIC’s Criminal Investigation Unit

  • Senate Committee Considers Bill Imposing New Requirements on Declarations Pages

  • House and Senate Committees Approve Companion Bills Authorizing Life Insurers to Provide Incentives for Policyholders to Engage in Activities Designed to Improve Health Status and Reduce the Risk of Death

  • Senate Approves Bill Creating State-Run Retirement Program for Private Employers and Employees—House to Consider Similar Measure

  • Senate Committee Considers OIC Request Bill Adding New Health Plan Members to the Washington Life & Disability Insurance Guaranty Association

  • Legislature Approves Cut-Off Resolution for the Consideration of Bills

Credit goes to Annette, EWAHU's Legislative Chair. Thank you for your updates!