What must an insurer tell a consumer when it takes an adverse action?
(1) An insurer must tell a consumer about significant factors that adversely affect the consumer's credit history or insurance score. As many as four factors may be needed to explain the adverse action.
(2) An insurer must explain what significant factors led to an adverse action as defined in RCW 48.18.545
(1)(a). The insurer is responsible for making sure that the reason(s) an adverse action occurred is written in reasonably clear and simple language, even if the reason(s) is provided to the insurer by a vendor.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060
, 48.18.545, 48.19.035, and 48.30.010. WSR 05-02-026 (Matter No. R 2004-01), § 284-24A-010, filed 12/29/04, effective 7/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060
, 48.18.100, 48.18.120, 48.19.080, 48.19.370, 48.30.010, 49.60.178, 48.18.545(7), 48.19.035(5). WSR 02-19-013 (Matter No. R 2001-11), § 284-24A-010, filed 9/6/02, effective 10/7/02.]