This is legislation that will be proposed next week. Come and here about and how it may affect you.
Just like Washington made history when we were the first state to create a pension program for our public employees and made history when we were the first state to index the state minimum wage to the cost of living, in the 2019 Legislative session, Washingtonians will have another opportunity to make history by passing the Long Term Care Trust Act(LTCTA).
A new public Long-Term Care Trust Fund would be established funded through a monthly payroll fee of just over one half of one percent – 58 cents for every hundred dollars in income. The legislation would provide eligible recipients $100 a day for 365 days to help meet the cost of long term care. Advocates, working with a bi-partisan group of legislative co-sponsors, are helping to create a Social Security type system for Long Term Care.
Most of us know someone that has needed long-term care services. Long-term care insurance isn’t affordable for most Washingtonians. When long- term care services are needed, savings are drained and family caregivers are severely burdened.
The LTCTA would give families the security of knowing that financial help is available for the care they need when they need it.
On January 8, sponsored by Port Townsend Indivisible Huddle, Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action (PSARA) will present information on this ground-breaking legislation and we can do to help make it the law of Washington:
3918 San Juan Ave.
5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
– Kippi Waters, Founding Director, Peninsula Homecare Cooperative
– Ruth Egger, Retired Geriatric Social Worker,
– Robbie Stern , PSARA