Elect coverage today
If you elect coverage between July 1 and Sept. 30, 2023, your coverage will start Oct. 1, 2023. If you elect coverage after this point, your effective date of coverage will be the first day of the quarter immediately following your election.
Remember, if you elect coverage before Oct. 1, 2023, you must fulfill your contribution requirement in Q4 to qualify 2023 as a contribution year. If you elect between Oct. 1 and Dec 31, 2023, your contributions will begin Jan. 1, 2024.
What is the contribution requirement? Like all Washingtonians, each calendar year you work at least 500 hours will count toward your contribution requirement. For those who elect coverage, we determine hours worked by dividing your gross annual wages by the current minimum wage.
Example: The 2023 minimum wage is $15.74/hour. If you opt in during Q3 and earn $7,870 during Q4 (Oct. 1-Dec. 31), you will have worked 500 hours in 2023.