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“WA Cares Fund” Paycheck Deductions Started July 2023

Published on Tuesday, January 3, 2023

As of July 2023, all employees in the state of Washington began paying premiums via paycheck deductions to the WA Cares Fund, a new long-term care insurance benefit that, beginning in January 2025, can be used to purchase long-term care services and support.

Learn more on UWHR’s website.

WA Cares Fund on UWHR’s website

Already Have a Washington State-Approved Exemption?

If you have an approved exemption from Washington’s Employment Security Department (ESD), let the ISC know by completing the WA Cares Exemption Approval Submission form.

Note that, if you previously submitted your exemption letter to the ISC, you do not need to do so again (your exemption is permanent).

If you’re unsure whether or not you submitted your letter to the ISC, review your request history in My Requests; be sure to select the “Click here to include closed records” button at the top of My Requests.