First Reporting Quarter for the Washington Cares Fund Begins in October

Washington employers should be mindful that under the Washington Cares Fund – the state’s long-term-care insurance program for workers – employers are required to report employees’ wages and hours and pay premiums (collected from employees) every quarter, unless there were no payroll expenses during that quarter. In other words, while employers are not required to contribute to employee premiums or to the Washington Cares Fund, they are required to withhold and remit the full amount of employee premiums when due. The first reporting quarter will begin on October 1, 2023.

Click here for more employer-specific information on the Washington Cares Fund.