Updated numbers on people exempted from state’s long-term-care program and payroll tax,” by Elizabeth Hovde, Washington Policy Center


“As of Monday, Aug. 15, the Employment Security Department reports the following WA Cares exemption numbers:

  • Total opt-out requests submitted: 478,781
  • Total opt-out requests processed: 478,681
  • Total opt-out requests approved: 475,072
  • Applications processed as a percentage of total: 99.98%”


LTC Comment, Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform:

Looks like a slam dunk to get your opt out request approved.