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PDFWAC 284-37-010


The following definitions apply throughout this chapter unless the context requires otherwise:
(1) "Insurer" shall have the same meaning as set forth in chapter 82, section 5(4), Laws of 2007, and specifically includes health care service contractors, health maintenance organizations, fraternal benefit societies, and self-funded multiple employer welfare arrangements.
(2) "Insurance" shall have the same meaning as set forth in RCW 48.01.040, and includes all policies and contracts offered by any insurer, as defined in subsection (1) of this section.
(3) "Complaint" means any written or documented oral communication primarily expressing a grievance, meaning an expression of dissatisfaction.
(4) "NAIC" means the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, and has the same meaning as in RCW 48.02.140.
(5) "Records" means any information from data available to the commissioner, surveys, required reports, information collected by the NAIC and other sources in both public and private sectors, and information from within and outside the insurance industry.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060 and 2007 c 82. WSR 07-16-146 (Matter No. R 2007-02), ยง 284-37-010, filed 8/1/07, effective 9/1/07.]
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