Long-Term Services & Supports (LTSS) Trust Commission

LTSS Trust Act

 

The Long-Term Services and Supports Trust Act (Trust Act) was enacted in 2019 and created the WA Cares Fund, a long-term care insurance benefit to help Washington employees cover the cost of long-term services and supports both during their careers and after they retire.

 

The Trust Act also created the Long-Term Services and Supports Trust Commission (the Commission), which works on behalf of Washingtonian employees and Long-Term Services & Supports stakeholders to improve, monitor and implement the program. The commission consists of legislators, administering agencies, and stakeholder representatives. The Commission is working on several topics of interest, including:

 

  • criteria for determining who is a qualified individual;
  • minimum provider qualifications;
  • service payment maximums;
  • actions needed to maintain Trust solvency;
  • and monitoring of agency expenses.
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Commission Members

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Ruth Egger headshot
Ruth Egger
Individual Receiving LTSS #2
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John Ficker headshot
John Ficker
Adult Family Home Council
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Madeline Foutch headshot
Madeline Foutch
Union Rep. Long-Term Care Workers
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Peter Nazzal
Representative of a Home Care Association
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Mark Stensager
Mark Stensager
Individual Receiving LTSS #1
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Rachel Smith headshot
Rachel Smith
Organization of Employers Collecting the Premium
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Laurie St. Ours headshot
Lauri St. Ours
Association representing Skilled Nursing Facilities & Assisted Living Providers
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    COMMISSION INFORMATION & REPORTS

     

    Learn more about the commission

     

     

     

     

    Each year, the Commission proposes recommendations to the legislature or the appropriate executive agency on specific aspects of the program. Read the recommendations:

     

     

       

       

       

       

      The Commission also reports administrative expenses to the governor and fiscal committees of the legislature each year. Read the reports:

       

       

       

      Upcoming Meeting

      Questions regarding the LTSS Commission meeting schedule?

       

      Send us an email or call 1-844-CARE4WA

      2024 Schedule and Documents

      Date & time
      Topic
      Meeting documents
      March 21, 2024
      9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
      Provider Payment Maximums Group 1 Stakeholder Open Forum
      May 16, 2024
      1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
      Provider Payment Maximums Group 2 Stakeholder Open Forum
      July 15, 2024
      10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
      Provider Payment Maximums Group 3 Stakeholder Open Forum
      September 18, 2024
      10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
      Provider Payment Maximums Group 4 Stakeholder Open Forum
      October 30, 2024
      1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      Webinar ID:
      https://dshs-wa.zoom.us/j/89834125965?pwd=SVl6OHZsNVNxc0RFeEdHOGZnRGNiUT09
      Passcode:
      898 3412 5965
      Connect by phone:
      LTSS Trust Commission Meeting