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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: July 26, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

This meeting will take place over zoom. Full meeting information, including access links and relevant documents will be available one week prior to the meeting.

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
April 18 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Trust Commission MeetingAgenda
Trust Commission Recommendation Topics
Trust Commission Presentation
May 16, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Investment Strategy Subcommittee Meeting
July 26, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Trust Commission Meeting
September 13, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Trust Commission Meeting
November 10, 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Trust Commission Meeting
November 17, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Trust Commission Meeting
December 9, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Trust Commission Meeting
Previous Meetings