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Office of Insurance Commissioner

  Annual FTEs General Fund State Other Funds Total Funds
  (Dollars in Thousands)
Estimated Expenditures 265.4 0 75,029 75,029
2021-23 Maintenance Level 266.7 0 74,459 74,459
Difference from 2019-21 1.3 0 (570) (570)
% Change from 2019-21 0.49% 0.0% (0.8%) (0.8%)

2021-23 Policy Other Changes

Covered Lives Assessment 0.0 0 127 127
Credit Score Ban 0.0 0 89 89
2021-23 Policy Other Changes Total 0.0 0 216 216

2021-23 Policy Comp Changes

Pension Adjustments, nonrate 0.0 0 42 42
State Employee Benefits 0.0 0 (30) (30)
WFSE General Government 0.0 0 (1,368) (1,368)
Temporary Layoffs and Other Savings 0.0 0 (893) (893)
Rep Employee Health Benefits 0.0 0 (61) (61)
Non-Rep General Wage Increase 0.0 0 (752) (752)
2021-23 Policy Comp Changes Total 0.0 0 (3,062) (3,062)

2021-23 Policy Central Services Changes

Archives/Records Management 0.0 0 3 3
Audit Services 0.0 0 (1) (1)
Legal Services 0.0 0 (63) (63)
Administrative Hearings 0.0 0 (2) (2)
CTS Central Services 0.0 0 (7) (7)
DES Central Services 0.0 0 32 32
OFM Central Services 0.0 0 318 318
Self-Insurance Liability Premium 0.0 0 122 122
2021-23 Policy Central Services Changes Total 0.0 0 402 402
Total Policy Changes 0.0 0 (2,444) (2,444)
2021-23 Policy Level 266.7 0 72,015 72,015
Difference from 2019-21 1.3 0 (3,014) (3,014)
% Change from 2019-21 0.49% 0.0% (4.0%) (4.0%)

Policy Changes

Covered Lives Assessment

Funding is provided to assess and collect the Covered Lives Assessment, and to review and analyze future rate and form filings. (Insurance Commissioner's Regulatory - State)

Credit Score Ban

Funds are provided to support the administrative costs to implement the ban on insurance companies from using credit scoring in setting consumer rates. Administrative costs would include reviewing and analyzing form filings from insurance companies. (Insurance Commissioner's Regulatory - State)

Pension Adjustments, nonrate

This funds the potential impact of Department of Retirement Systems request legislation on pension service credit and benefit calculation. It will prevent budget reductions such as temporary layoffs from negatively affecting employee retirement benefits. (Insurance Commissioner's Regulatory - State)

State Employee Benefits

Health insurance funding is provided for state employees who are not represented by a union, who are covered by a bargaining agreement that is not subject to financial feasibility determination, or who are not part of the coalition of unions for health benefits. The insurance funding rate is $988 per employee per month for fiscal year 2022 and $1,018 per employee per month for fiscal year 2023. (Insurance Commissioner's Regulatory - State)

WFSE General Government

This adjustment reflects the impact of the 2021-23 collective bargaining agreement. (General Fund - Federal, Insurance Commissioner's Regulatory - State)

Temporary Layoffs and Other Savings

This item reflects savings achieved from temporary layoffs or similar actions. (Insurance Commissioner's Regulatory - State)

Rep Employee Health Benefits

This provides health insurance funding for the master agreement for employee benefits as part of a coalition of unions. The insurance funding rate is $988 per employee per month for fiscal year 2022 and $1,018 per employee per month for fiscal year 2023. (General Fund - Federal, Insurance Commissioner's Regulatory - State)

Non-Rep General Wage Increase

This reflects savings from the cancellation of the July 1, 2020 general wage increase for some non-represented, non-classified employees. (Insurance Commissioner's Regulatory - State)

Archives/Records Management

Adjustments are made for each agency’s anticipated share of charges for archives and records management services provided by the Secretary of State’s Office. (Insurance Commissioner's Regulatory - State)

Audit Services

Adjustments are made for each agency’s anticipated cost of audits performed by the State Auditor’s Office. (Insurance Commissioner's Regulatory - State)

Legal Services

Adjustments are made for each agency’s anticipated cost of legal services provided by the Attorney General’s Office. Because legal services expenditures are based on consumption, funding provided in the central service model is not all inclusive. (Insurance Commissioner's Fraud Acc - State, Insurance Commissioner's Regulatory - State)

Administrative Hearings

Adjustments are made for each agency’s anticipated cost of administrative hearings from the Office of Administrative Hearings. (Insurance Commissioner's Regulatory - State)

CTS Central Services

Adjustments are made to reflect each agency’s anticipated share of charges for Microsoft 365 G5 licenses contracted for state agencies by the Consolidated Technology Services agency. This contract allows the state to achieve economies of scale and administrative efficiencies in the management of licenses. (Insurance Commissioner's Regulatory - State, Insurance Commissioner's Fraud Acc - State)

DES Central Services

Adjustments are made to reflect each agency’s anticipated share of charges from the Department of Enterprise Services (DES) for campus rent, utilities, parking, and contracts; capital project surcharges; financing cost recovery; public and historic facilities; real estate services; risk management services; personnel service rates; the Perry Street child care center; small agency services; and the department’s enterprise applications. (Insurance Commissioner's Fraud Acc - State, Insurance Commissioner's Regulatory - State)

OFM Central Services

Adjustments are made to reflect each agency’s anticipated share of charges for existing statewide financial applications, One Washington, and other central services provided by the Office of Financial Management. (Insurance Commissioner's Regulatory - State, Insurance Commissioner's Fraud Acc - State)

Self-Insurance Liability Premium

Adjustments are made to reflect each agency's share of actuarily projected costs of the Self-Insurance Liability Account. This includes adjustments to existing funding levels as well as enhancements for anticipated liabilities in the 2021-23 biennium. (Insurance Commissioner's Fraud Acc - State, Insurance Commissioner's Regulatory - State)