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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.04.120.
(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.04.010 (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 employees still qualify for the conditional premium waiver.
(5) Once an employee works eight hundred twenty hours in a qualifying period 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 or more in a qualifying period, 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 qualifying period in which the employee exceeded eight hundred twenty hours had the waiver not been granted. 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.
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 could request a conditional premium waiver for this employee.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 50A.04.215. WSR 18-12-032, ยง 192-510-080, filed 5/29/18, effective 6/29/18.]
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