Assessment Rates are typically set on an annual basis. Each year, the Washington (WA) Pal Access Line (PAL) Fund (WAPAL Fund) recommends the assessment rates for the following state fiscal year. These recommendations are provided to the Washinton State Health Care Authority (HCA). Once the rates are approved, a notice containing the new rates will be posted to this website. The self-reporting assessment system is available for filing. Quarterly filings are due April 30, July 30, October 30, and January 30 for child, adult, and 65 years and older covered lives.
The 2023 Assessment Rate is determined annually in May by the WAPAL Fund Advisory Committee. Click here to view the
Assessment Rate Notification to Payers.
- 2023 Covered Life Rate: $ 0.06 (This rate applies to all ages of covererd lives)
These guides provide detailed instructions on how to file your report.
Guide to Quarterly Reports
This PowerPoint Presentation provides screenshots and reference information for quarterly filing. This Guide walks you through the assessment system step-by-step.
Guide to Zero Covered Lives Reports
This PowerPoint Presentation provides screenshots and reference information for both annual zero covered lives reports and permanent zero covered lives reports. This Guide shows you step-by-step how to file these reports.