Long Term Care Discussion Group
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The Long Term Care Discussion Group

A voluntary independent group that meets solely for the purpose
of educating the policy community on all facets of long term care

The Long-Term Care Trust Act:
A Debate on LTC Financing Reform in the Washington State Legislature
Alyssa Schnitzius
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
10:00 am - 11:00 am

2519 Connecticut Avenue NW
Main Conference Room

DIAL IN: 866-396-1316
Code: 202-778-3202

You must RSVP for attendance for in person or by telephone.
Please see instructions below 
The Long-Term Care Trust Act, which would establish a public long-term care benefit that Washington workers would pay into through payroll deductions, was just passed in the Washington State House with bipartisan support.   If the bill is enacted, Washingtonians who work at least 10 percent of full time would pay 0.58% of their wages into the program. Eligible individuals, those who need help with three or more activities of daily living, would receive up to $36,500 in benefits over their lifetime to use for services and supports such as skilled nursing care, meal preparation, meal delivery, environmental modifications, adult family homes (assisted living in WA), and home health services.
This meeting will discuss:
  • The elements of the proposed legislation;
  • Details on the modeling work Milliman and Associates conducted in order to estimate impacts;
  • An “insider view” of the coalition and advocacy work that was done to get to the point of introducing the bipartisan proposal; and,
  • Thoughts about how the proposal will fare in the coming year, following the pasage in the House.
Alyssa Schnitzius, Director of Senior Living and Community Services, LeadingAge Washington, provides health policy leadership on assisted living, housing and adult day matters impacting members. She works with various federal, state policy and regulatory decision-makers and is an important member of the Association’s advocacy team. She works with members assessing and identifying legislative and regulatory needs, analyzes and communicates legislative and regulatory initiatives, and engages members in grassroots advocacy. She builds collaborative relationships among housing communities and service providers to stimulate partnership opportunities and is actively engaged in working with multiple organizations, including state agencies, to find innovative solutions to advance healthy aging for near poor and poor individuals. She works to expand the voice of other housing organizations to ensure senior housing needs are not forgotten and is a strong proponent of ending senior homelessness. Alyssa identifies training opportunities for service providers and staffs Association advisory groups on Adult Day, Assisted Living and Housing.

RSVP to ltcdiscussiongroup@gmail.com.   Please indicate whether you will attend by phone or in person.  
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The meeting materials (once available) will be posted at:  http://www.ltcdiscussiongroup.org under PRESENTATION MATERIALS.
Telephone dial-in information is provided above and at the website under Save the Date.
Long Term Care Discussion Group Co-Chairs:
Susan Coronel, John Cutler, Melissa Favreault, Wendy Fox-Grage,
Ruth Katz, Karl Polzer, and Eileen J. Tell
Long Term Care Discussion Group meetings are intended as forums for candid discussion.
Dialogue and comments made during these meetings should be treated as off the record.
For more information about the Long Term Care Discussion Group, and to access materials and information from previous meetings, visit www.ltcdiscussiongroup.org
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