As sovereign nations, tribes choose whether to opt into the WA Cares Fund.
ABOUT WA CARES
The WA Cares Fund is a universal long-term care program that provides Washington workers with access to a wide range of long-term services and supports. Workers all contribute and earn the benefit while they are working and, if they ever need long-term care, can access the earned benefit when they need it.
WHY OPT INTO WA CARES
Tribal employers do not automatically participate in the WA Cares Fund. To provide coverage to their employees, they must choose to opt in. Employees who do not work their entire careers for tribal business are at risk of losing coverage.