Filing authorization rules.
An insurer may authorize a rating organization or third-party filer to file rates on its behalf. For the purposes of this section, a "third-party filer" means a person or entity in the business of providing insurance regulatory compliance services.
(1) If an insurer delegates filing authority to a third-party filer, each filing must include a letter as supporting documentation signed by an officer of the insurer authorizing the third-party filer to make filings on behalf of the insurer.
(2) The insurer may not delegate responsibility for the content of a filing to a third-party filer. The commissioner considers errors and omissions made by the third-party filer to be errors and omissions of the insurer.
(3) If a third-party filer has a pattern of making filings that do not comply with this chapter, the commissioner may reject a delegation of filing authority from the insurer.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060
. WSR 08-21-091 (Matter No. 2007-11), § 284-24-041, filed 10/15/08, effective 2/1/09.]