Legislation & Benefits Committee

The Legislation and Benefits Committee monitors policy issues and state and federal legislation related to the healthcare, pension and other benefits of UW retirees.

The committee also monitors policies and actions of the University that affect retirees and other related issues of significant interest to the UWRA membership. The committee then informs the membership about those issues and advocates on the membership’s behalf. The committee facilitates collaboration with related external organizations, including UW Impact, Washington State Schools Retirees Association, the Health Care Authority, and the Faculty Council on Benefits and Retirement.

Issues on the committee’s current agenda include monitoring proposed changes to state pension programs and the financial stability of those programs, reviewing and advising on changes to retiree health insurance plans, assessing the changing landscape of the provision of long-term care services, and tracking relevant proposed federal legislation.

How to Get Involved

If you have an interest in tracking legislation and policy related to UW retiree benefits, contact us at retiremt@uw.edu and we will put you in touch with the committee chair.

Legislation & Benefits Updates

Each year, the UWRA board establishes priorities for the legislative session, and provides ongoing updates to members on relevant topics. These updates are sent to members via the weekly email digest and are posted on our Legislation & Benefits Updates page.

See Priorities and Updates

As an independent 501(c)(3), UWRA is legally permitted to engage in legislative advocacy. No state resources are used for legislative advocacy work.