District 30 state legislators Rep. Noel Frame and Rep. Liz Berry are hosting a webinar explaining Washington’s new long-term care benefit, the WA Cares Fund, at 5 p.m. Thursday. People should register at https://leg-wa-gov.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bAZVghfLRTCa2-SCvLl3IQ to attend.

Washington is the first state in the nation to develop a way to make long-term care more affordable for all workers as they age through the WA Cares Fund. Under the legislation, workers contribute up to $0.58 per $100 of earnings starting January 2022. Benefits will start January 2025, with up to $36,500 in long-term care services and supports.

The webinar will help explain to residents how the program works and answer questions. WA Cares Program Director Ben Veghte and AARP Washington Advocacy Director Cathy MacCaul will be guest panelists.