WA CARES FUND

Ensuring all Washingtonians have access to affordable long-term care when they need it.

A BOLD STEP

The Washington State Legislature established a long-term care insurance benefit for all eligible workers to address the future long-term care crisis. 

WHY IT MATTERS

ADDRESSING THE NEED

7 in 10 Washingtonians over the age of 65 will need long-term services and supports within their lifetimes.

MINIMIZING FAMILY BURDEN

Family caregivers who leave the workforce to care for a loved one lose their own income and health and retirement benefits. 

KEEPING YOUR SAVINGS

To pay for long-term care, many people must spend down their savings to qualify for financial support.

HAVING PEACE OF MIND

By contributing a small amount from each  paycheck while we’re working, we can all pay for long-term care when we need it.

LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE

Under this law, individuals will have access to a lifetime benefit amount that, should they need it, they can use on a wide range of long-term services and supports.