Commission Alternatives - Fees and Requirements

Charge fee in addition to or in lieu of collecting commissions?
Specific Disclosures or written agreements required to charge fees to a client?
Admin fees for insurance placement?
Charges for services unrelated to the placement of insurance?
Additional licensing required?
Yes.  A producer may receive the following compensation: a commission paid by the insurer; a fee paid by the insured; or a combination of commission paid by the insurer and a fee paid by the insured from which an insurance producer may offset or reimburse the insured for all or part of the fee. Wash. Rev. Code § 48.17.270. 

Yes.   If a producer receives a fee from the insured, for each policy the producer must disclose the following in writing to the insured: the full amount of the fee to be paid; the amount of commission paid to the producer by the insurer (if there is a commission); an explanation of any offset or reimbursement of fees or commissions; information regarding any additional commission the producer may earn (contingent commissions, etc.), including specific compensation information upon the insured's request. The written disclosure must be signed by both the producer and the insured and retained by the producer for five years. If purchase is made by telephone or electronic means, consent documented by the producer is acceptable. Wash. Rev. Code § 48.17.270. Insurance producers must also disclose to the insurer the exact amount of premium charged for each insurance contract, which amount must be included in the contract. Wash. Rev. Code § 48.17.480.


Malpractice Damage Cap

Damage Cap Amount

State Code

Cap found unconstitutional (Sofie v. Fireboard Corp, 1989).

Public Option


Effective Date

1332 Waiver 

Funding Source 

Program run by or to be run by (gov, insurers, others?)


Carrier participation - voluntary or mandatory?

Provider Participation

Provider reimbursement

Are there regional exclusions on provider payments?

Authorized under Senate Bill 5526
Plans already available in 2021, changes expected in 2023.
Federal and state-funded subsidies via ACA PTCs and 1332 innovation waiver.
Government (Medicaid)
Voluntary. Medicaid MCOs must submit “good faith” bids to administer public option plans. Other carriers may submit bids as well.
Provider rates in aggregate must be comparable to or better than Medicare rates, inclusive of add-on payments or subsidies; alternative approaches set for certain providers.
Reimbursement rates capped at 160% of Medicare.
The reimbursement rates for a federally qualified health center or a rural health clinic under the Nevada Public Option must be comparable to or better than the reimbursement rates established for patient encounters under the applicable Prospective Payment System established for Medicare.