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August 26, 2021: Webinar Replay & Materials - Free Health Care Coverage for Child Care Workers: Understanding The New State Program

WSMA Presents: Free Health Care Coverage for Child Care Workers - Understanding The New State Program Webinar Replay & Materials

Watch the 08/26/21 webinar replay here on the WSMA YouTube Channel

During the 2021 legislative session, the Washington State Legislature appropriated $30 million for a new premium assistance program for employees of licensed child care facilities. The program aims to help these employees afford health coverage through WashingtonHealthplanfinder. Washington Health Benefit Exchange was directed to administer this new state-funded sponsorship program on behalf of the state.

Today’s webinar walked attendees through the WAHealthplanfinder Coverage Options, the Microenterprise Development Organization (MDO) experience and recommendations for supporting microenterprises, and offered an opportunity for questions.

Thank you to our featured speakers:

·     Joan Altman (she/her), Director of Government Affairs and Strategic Partnerships, Washington Health Benefit Exchange

·     Mary McHale (they/them), Associate Director, Outreach (Navigator Program Lead), Washington Health Benefit Exchange

·     María DJ Rodríguez, Executive Director of Rural Community Development Resources  

Today’s Slide Deck (with active links) from the WA Health Benefit Exchange
Chat Box Summary from the Webinar with active links
More information about Health Care Premium Assistance for Employees of Child Care Facilities

Thank you to our partners at the Washington Health Benefit Exchange, WashingtonHealthplanfinder, Rural Community Development Resources and the Washington State Department of Commerce for their support of this webinar.