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"Opt-in or Opt-out" That is the Question! The WA Cares Fund Act Panel Discussion and Q&A

  • Thursday, September 02, 2021
  • 11:00 AM
  • Online (Links will be sent out prior to event)


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Are you ready for Washington's new Long-term Care Insurance Tax coming into effect in January 2022?



Thursday, September 2nd


11 a.m. - 12 p.m. (PT)




If you are an employer or an employee in Washington State, you will be affected by the tax and must know your choices before it's too late. 

Don't procrastinate!  Come hear a panel of experts from a variety of related industries discuss this new law and answer your burning questions.


Kanako Matsumoto, CPA, CFE:

JASSW Treasurer 2011 - 2017, Board of Director since 2011

After 20 years in public accounting as a CPA, Kanako has started her own accounting and consulting firm to assist small businesses owned by Japanese immigrants.


Tsuneko Nakatani, CPA, CLTC, MBA Financial

Tsuneko has a background in the financial management of businesses and international and business banking.  Formerly a CPA specializing in tax practices, she is currently a licensed insurance agent with New York Life Insurance based out of Bellevue, WA.  


Benjamin W. Veghte, Director for the WA Cares Fund

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

 Benjamin's career has focused on the research, design, framing, and implementation of innovative public policies that are consonant with the political culture of social policy in the United States. Within the domain of social policy, he has focused on social insurance, with a recent focus on the care infrastructure. In 2009 he earned a Mid-Career MPA at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and joined the National Academy of Social Insurance. In 2011/12 he helped launch the Scholars Strategy Network at Harvard University, an initiative seeking to leverage the expertise of leading progressive scholars around the country to better inform public policy and enhance our democratic process. He directed research and policy at Social Security Works from 2012-15, and led all policy work at the National Academy of Social Insurance from 2015-18. From 2018 through March of 2020, he led research at Caring Across Generations, and served as the lead author of the Academy study panel report on Universal Family Care.


This event is intended to be a general discussion and overview. We will not be able to answer specific product related questions. 

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