WA Cares Fund

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The WA Cares Fund, initially enacted in 2019, was slated to require employee payroll premiums to start in 2022, with benefit payments available as early as 2025. Legislation enacted in 2022 changed these effective dates, as well as a number of other program provisions. This course provides an overview of the WA Cares Fund program, changes to the law over last few years, and the newest changes enacted in 2022.

Sandy Wood will review the LTSS Commission’s 2022 recommendations to the legislature, as well as which of these made it to the Governor’s desk for signature. She’ll also provide the status of a Federal lawsuit, a citizen’s initiative, and a cease-and-desist letter from Idaho.


  • An understanding of the current WA Cares law
  • Tweaks that the legislature has made to the program
  • The various legal issues that the law has encountered


Agents, Brokers, Benefits Plan Administrators

Completion Rules

You must complete all course lessons, pass all quizzes and pass the final exam.

CE Credit

This course is approved in the following states for 1 hour of insurance CE credit.
Upon completion of the course, you will receive a confirmation within 3 business days that CE credit has been reported to the State under the license number you provide on your profile.

Course Category: Long-Term Care
Course Level: Intermediate
Duration: 1 Hour