State of Washington long-term care applications accepted starting Nov. 20
Starting Nov. 20, we will once again begin accepting long-term care (LTC) applications for the state of Washington.
What you need to know
- The $3,000 minimum monthly benefit that was in place immediately prior to suspension of Washington LTC sales will remain.
- The minimum contract holder age will go back to age 18.
- Because we cannot make the effective date a date other than the application date or issue date, LTC contracts sold in Washington going forward will not be eligible for the Washington Cares Act exemption.
- On November 20, e-Apps and illustrations will again be available for Washington
We expect to be back to normal processing times by the end of the year. In the meantime, set expectations with your clients that LTC applications will take longer to process than normal, and assure them that we will process their applications as quickly as we can.
We appreciate your patience as we continue to work through this unprecedented event.