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Long Term Care Trust Act Presentation
February 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Langley United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 301 Anthes, Langley —
In the 2019 Legislative session, Washingtonians will have a chance to make history by passing HB 1087, the Long Term Care Trust Act (LTCTA). HB 1087 would establish a public Long Term Care Trust Fund through a monthly payroll fee of just over one half of one percent – 58 cents for every $100 of income. The legislation provides eligible recipients $100 a day for 365 days to help meet the cost of long term care. Advocates, working with a bi-partisan group of legislative co-sponsors, are helping to create a Social Security type system for long term care.
Most of us know someone that has needed long term care services. Many families are unable to afford the cost of care without severe sacrifices, like “spending down” to become eligible for Medicaid or providing the needed services as family members, often at great fi nancial and physical sacrifice. HB
1087 would give families the security of knowing that they or their loved ones will be able to access financial help for the care they need when they need it. Washington will be the first state in the country to create a Social Security type program for long term care. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 6:30-8:00PM, the Whidbey Island PSARA (Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action) Committee will provide information about this ground-breaking legislation and what all of us can do to help make it the law of Washington at the: Langley United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 301 Anthes, Langley.
Presenters will include:
Kippi Waters, Founding Director, Peninsula Homecare Cooperative
Karen Richter, Membership Vice President, PSARA
Robby Stern, President, PSARA Education Fund