Radio Report: Rep. Chambers bills seek cost transparency of state’s long-term care tax and opt-outs for active military


Two bills proposed by a Puyallup Republican lawmaker would benefit those paying into the mandatory state-run long-term care insurance program.

 Radio Report Transcript

SATTGAST: Representative Kelly Chambers says that while active-duty personnel are exempt from the long-term care tax, those who hold down second jobs are taxed on the added income. House Bill 2162 would allow them to opt-out.

CHAMBERS: “I see over and over again, military spouse saying how expensive it is to live in Washington, so particularly for active-duty personnel to be able to exempt that secondary employment is really important.”

SATTGAST: For those required to pay into the program, Chambers’ House Bill 2271 adds transparency…

CHAMBERS: “Workers really want to know what they’ve paid into the system – and then when they’re vested and eligible to withdraw funds and how to go about doing that.”

SATTGAST: Both proposals are being considered by the House Health Care and Wellness Committee.

John Sattgast, the state Capitol.

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