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LTSS Trust Commission

Long-Term Services & Supports (LTSS) Trust Commission

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.

Questions regarding the LTSS Commission meeting schedule? Send us an email or call 1-844-CARE4WA

NEXT MEETING: December 9, 2022 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Meeting Agenda
Meeting Presentation
Public Comments
LTSS Trust Commission OSA Solvency Report
LTSS Trust Commission Recommendations Report

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Commission Members

(Listed alphabetical by last name)

Ruth Egger
Ruth Egger
Individual Receiving LTSS #2
Andrew Nicholas
Andrew Nicholas
Workers who will Pay the Premium
Brenda Charles Edwards
Brenda Charles Edwards
Individual Receiving LTSS #1
ESD Commissioner Cami Feek
Commissioner Cami Feek
Employment Security Department
Rachel Smith
Rachel Smith
Organization of Employers Collecting the Premium
LTSS Trust Commission
John Ficker
Adult Family Home Council
DSHS Secretary Jilma Meneses
Secretary Jilma Meneses (Chair)
Department of Social and Health Services
Lauri St. Ours
Lauri St. Ours
Association representing Skilled Nursing Facilities & Assisted Living Providers
Madeline Foutch
Madeline Foutch
Union Rep. Long-Term Care Workers
Mike Tucker
Michael Tucker
Organization of Retired Persons (AARP)

2022 Meeting Schedule & Documents

Meeting InformationTopics Documents
April 5 at 2:30 p.m.  – 4:00 p.m.
 
Investment Strategy Subcommittee MeetingLTSS Trust Commission Investment Strategy Subcommittee Charter
LTSS Trust Commission ISS Agenda
LTSS Trust Commission ISS Presentation
Meeting Minutes
April 18 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
 
Trust Commission MeetingAgenda
Minutes
Trust Commission Recommendation Topics
Trust Commission Presentation
July 26, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Trust Commission MeetingMeeting Agenda
Minutes
Meeting Presentation
Supplemental Private Long-Term Care Insurance Workgroup Report
September 13, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Trust Commission MeetingMeeting Agenda
Meeting Presentation
Meeting Minutes

Supplemental Private Long-Term Care Insurance Workgroup Report
Accountability Workgroup Recommendation
Private LTC Exemption Recertification Workgroup Recommendation
Benefit Workgroup Recommendations
Benefit Eligibility Criteria Draft of Activities of Daily Living
Portability Workgroup Recommendation
Written Correspondence for Public Comment
November 4, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.Investment Strategy Subcommittee Meeting
Meeting Agenda
Meeting Presentation
November 10, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Trust Commission MeetingMeeting Agenda
Meeting Presentation
Meeting Minutes
DRAFT- LTSS Trust Commission Recommendations Report
DRAFT- LTSS Trust Commission Administrative Expense Report
October 2022 Actuarial Report
Benefit Workgroup Recommendation
WA Cares Fund and Other Benefits Grid
Written Correspondence for Public Comment
December 9, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://dshs-wa.zoom.us/j/89323111943?pwd=aXNrSXlDakRDaW0ybkFZa1lDRW11dz09
Passcode: 140744
Or One tap mobile: US: +12532158782,,89323111943#,,,,*140744#  or +12532050468,,89323111943#,,,,*140744#
Or Telephone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 253 215 8782  or +1 253 205 0468  or +1 669 444 9171  or +1 669 900 6833  or +1 719 359 4580  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 305 224 1968  or +1 309 205 3325  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 360 209 5623  or +1 386 347 5053  or +1 507 473 4847  or +1 564 217 2000  or +1 646 931 3860  or +1 689 278 1000  or +1 929 205 6099  or +1 301 715 8592
Webinar ID: 893 2311 1943
Passcode: 140744
 
Watch via TVW
Trust Commission Meeting
Meeting Agenda
Meeting Presentation
Public Comments
LTSS Trust Commission OSA Solvency Report
LTSS Trust Commission Recommendations Report
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