Under Washington’s new Paid Family & Medical Leave (PFML) regulations, an employer is allowed to bypass the state insurance program and implement their own “voluntary” plan. This blog delves into the rules around going “voluntary.”
Washington's new Paid Family & Medical Leave requires employers to collect premiums starting 1/1/19. After attending Employment Security Department webinars, updates have been made to our blog. See these updates in red text. More employers will need to pay premiums into the state program than you may have thought.
Check out our compilation of what’s happening in the WA small group health insurance market this year: what’s in, what’s out, common trends, enhancements, take-aways, and more.
Washington state experimented with guaranteeing health insurance coverage while removing mandates. It didn't end well, yet here we are again.
Washington State's number of uninsured has dropped dramatically since 2012.
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