February 13, 2023
“It appears the Washington State Legislature will not be considering any new changes to the WA Cares Fund during its 2023 session. CLTC has learned that the Washington Legislature does not plan to consider any of the recommended changes during its current, 2023 session. Speculation is that state lawmakers do not want to make changes that could create confusion before the plan officially starts July 1, when the new state LTC payroll tax collections begin.
If the Legislature does not act on recommended changes this year, any updates to the first state-run LTC insurance program in the country would have to wait until 2024.”