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WAC 284-55-045

Minimum benefit standards.

Except as permitted by WAC 284-55-040(3), no insurance policy or subscriber contract may be advertised, solicited, or issued for delivery in this state as a medicare supplement policy which does not meet the following minimum benefit standards. Except in subsection (1) of this section which requires fixed benefits, these are minimum standards and do not preclude the inclusion of other provisions or benefits which are not inconsistent with these standards.
(1) Coverage for either all or none of the medicare Part A inpatient hospital deductible amount.
(2) Coverage for the daily copayment amount of medicare Part A eligible expenses for the first eight days per calendar year incurred for skilled nursing facility care.
(3) Coverage for the reasonable cost of the first three pints of blood (or equivalent quantities of packed red blood cells, as defined under federal regulations) under medicare Part A not replaced in accordance with federal regulations.
(4)(a) Until January 1, 1990, coverage of twenty percent of the amount of medicare eligible expenses under Part B regardless of hospital confinement, subject to a maximum calendar year out-of-pocket deductible of two hundred dollars of such expenses and to a maximum benefit of at least five thousand dollars per calendar year.
(b) Effective January 1, 1990, coverage for the copayment amount of medicare eligible expenses (excluding outpatient prescription drugs) under medicare Part B up to the maximum out-of-pocket amount for medicare Part B after the medicare deductible amount.
(5) Effective January 1, 1990, coverage under medicare Part B for the reasonable cost of the first three pints of blood (or equivalent quantities of packed red blood cells, as defined under federal regulations) under medicare Part B not replaced in accordance with federal regulations.
(6) Effective January 1, 1990, coverage for the copayment amount of medicare eligible expenses for covered home intravenous (IV) therapy drugs (as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services) subject to the medicare outpatient prescription drug deductible amount, if applicable.
(7) Effective January 1, 1990, coverage for the copayment amount of medicare eligible expenses for outpatient drugs used in immunosuppressive therapy subject to the medicare outpatient prescription drug deductible, if applicable.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060 (3)(a) and 48.30.010(2). WSR 88-22-061 (Order R 88-9), § 284-55-045, filed 11/1/88. Statutory Authority: RCW 48.66.100, 48.20.470 and 1982 c 200 § 1. WSR 82-12-032 (Order R 82-3), § 284-55-045, filed 5/26/82.]
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