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WAC 284-55-070

Requirements for application forms, replacement.

(1) Application forms shall include a question designed to elicit information as to whether a medicare supplement insurance policy or certificate is intended to replace any other health care service contract, health maintenance organization contract, disability insurance policy or certificate presently in force. A supplementary application or other form to be signed by the applicant containing such a question may be used.
(2) Upon determining that a sale will involve replacement, the insurer, other than a direct response insurer, or its agent, shall furnish the applicant, prior to issuance or delivery of the medicare supplement insurance policy or certificate, a notice regarding replacement of accident and sickness coverage. One copy of such notice shall be provided to the applicant and an additional copy signed by the applicant shall be retained by the insurer. A direct response insurer shall deliver to the applicant at the time of the issuance of the policy the notice regarding replacement of accident and sickness coverage. The form shall be filed with the commissioner prior to use in this state.
(3) The notice required by subsection (2) of this section for an insurer, other than a direct response insurer, shall be provided in substantially the form set forth in WAC 284-55-080.
(4) The notice required by subsection (2) of this section for a direct response insurer shall be in substantially the form set forth in WAC 284-55-090.
(5) The application form shall also contain questions as to whether, as of the date of the application, the applicant:
(a) Has any other health care service contract, health maintenance organization contract, disability insurance policy or certificate in force, and
(b) Is eligible for state medical assistance coupons (medicaid).
[Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060 (3)(a) and 48.66.050. WSR 89-11-096 (Order R 89-7), § 284-55-070, filed 5/24/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060 (3)(a) and 48.30.010(2). WSR 88-22-061 (Order R 88-9), § 284-55-070, filed 11/1/88. Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060, 48.44.050 and 48.46.200. WSR 82-01-016 (Order R 81-6), § 284-55-070, filed 12/9/81.]
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