Please see the attached text of the Long Term Care law as currently written. The law is set to go into affect 1/1/2022.
Regarding employee contributions:
“The employer must collect from the employees the premiums provided under this section through payroll deductions and remit the amounts collected to the employment security department.” (see page 13 of the attached.)
The premium assessed by the state is equal to 00.0058 percent of a worker’s wage. (For an employee earning $100k/year, this would be $580/year.)
Additionally, you may find the following articles helpful:
• MRSC: Long-Term Care Trust Act Brings Services and Support to Washington Residents (http://mrsc.org/.../Long-Term-Care-Trust-Act-Brings...)
• WA State DSHS: Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Trust Act (https://www.dshs.wa.gov/.../long-term-services-and...)
The state Legislature is still considering bills that would amend the law, especially regarding the opt-out provision.
Alice A Phillips