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PDFWAC 192-510-080

What are the requirements to be eligible for a conditional premium waiver?

(1) An employer and employee may be eligible for a conditional waiver of premium payments by satisfying the requirements of RCW 50A.10.040.
Example: A storm hits Washington. An employer in Oregon hires a new employee who lives in Oregon to help with repair work. The employee only works in Washington for the employer for one week and is then laid off. The employer and the employee could submit a conditional premium waiver request for this employee.
(2) A conditional premium waiver is not required for work that is not subject to premiums under WAC 192-510-070 or fails to meet the definition of employment in RCW 50A.05.010 (7)(a).
(3) Any conditional premium waiver request must be submitted to the department online or in another format approved by the department.
(4) As a condition to granting the conditional premium waiver, the employer must file quarterly reports to verify that the employee for whom a conditional premium waiver has been granted is still eligible for the waiver.
(5) Once an employee works eight hundred twenty hours in a period of four consecutive complete calendar quarters localized in Washington for an employer, the conditional premium waiver expires.
(6) The department may require the employer to submit additional documentation as necessary.
(7) If the employee exceeds eight hundred twenty hours in a period of four consecutive complete calendar quarters, the conditional waiver expires and the employer and employee will be responsible for their shares of all premiums that would have been paid during the period of four consecutive complete calendar quarters in which the employee exceeded eight hundred twenty hours had the waiver not been granted. The employer and employee will each receive a notice of premium assessment. Payment of the missed premiums is due on the date provided in the notice. Upon payment of the missed premiums, the employee will be credited for the hours worked and will be eligible for benefits under this chapter as if the premiums were originally paid.
(8) A request for a conditional premium waiver may be denied if the department finds that the employee does not satisfy the requirements of RCW 50A.10.040.
(9) A conditional premium waiver may be canceled if the department finds that the employee no longer satisfies the requirements of RCW 50A.10.040.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 50A.04.215. WSR 19-23-090, § 192-510-080, filed 11/19/19, effective 12/20/19; WSR 18-12-032, § 192-510-080, filed 5/29/18, effective 6/29/18.]
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