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ALERT:

Employers need to decide if they will collect premiums from employees in January

Dec. 22, 2021

 

The Legislature and Gov. Inslee have announced plans to change and improve the WA Cares Fund during the 2022 legislative session, which is scheduled to conclude in March 2022. Per direction from the governor, ESD will not collect premiums from employers until April 2022 or until the Legislature gives further direction.

However, the existing law still directs employers to begin collecting premiums from their employees beginning Jan. 1. Each employer will need to decide whether they will implement the law as it stands or await legislative action.

Watch for updates on the WA Cares Fund website as more information becomes available. You can also find a link on the website to sign up for the WA Cares Fund mailing list. For employer-specific information, subscribe to ESD’s employer newsletter.