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KWA will be pioneering the Washington Health Benefits Exchange program beginning October 1st, 2013. Residents will now have a new way to find, compare and enroll in health insurance. It will give individuals and families the confidence to choose the plan that best fits their needs and their budget. All health plans offered through Washington Health Plan Finder meet strict benefit and quality standards. All the essentials are covered, including visits to the doctor and emergency room, prescriptions, maternity care and preventive care like cancer screenings and immunizations. If an accident or illness strikes, a quality health plan can help protect you from huge medical bills. In addition, no one will be denied coverage because they are sick or have a pre-existing condition. More people than ever before will qualify for financial help to pay for coverage. Depending on how much you earn, you can qualify for a free or low-cost health plan, or be eligible for financial help that can lower the cost of your premiums and copays. KWA is here to help walk you through this process and answer questions that you may have. For additional information, visit WA Health Benefits Exchange's website.
KWA is proud to be a partner of the Pierce County Library System, which has just won a 2013 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. Because of the Pierce County Library, 2,400 online job search, resume and interview classes were completed. The library also created a military website to help Joint Base Lewis-McChord families new to the area. For more programs offered, visit

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has recently issued a caution to all USCIS applicants. A telephone scam has been popping up asking for personal information, including social security numbers, passport numbers and A-numbers. The USCIS never asks for any form of payment or personal information over the phone. Do not give any information over the phone to someone who claims to work with the USCIS. If you receive a call like this, say "No thank you," and hang up immediately. For more information, read here. KWA is proud to help support immigration services and offers immigration classes for those seeking or recently granted citizenship. Click here for more info on KWA's immigration programs.

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KWA is Now Hiring Caregivers

Are you or someone you know looking for a job? KWA is hiring in-home caregivers all over western Washington. CNAs and RNs can be in the field working the day after they submit their applications. Selected applicants with less prior training are compensated for their training, and full and part-time careers are available. KWA is an equal opportunity employer.         

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For more information about employment in your area, contact your nearest KWA branch: 

For employment in Kitsap County, contact the Port Orchard branch at (360) 874-7132

For employment in Thurston County, contact the Lacey branch at (360) 455-4524

For employment in south King County, contact the Federal Way branch at (253) 946-1995

For employment in Lewis County, contact the Centralia branch at (360) 736-4310

For employment in Mason County, contact the Shelton branch at (260) 426-9700

For employment in Snohomish and north King Counties, contact the Lynnwood branch at (425) 742-6396

For employment in Clallam County, contact the Port Angeles branch at (360) 452-2129
or the Sequim branch at (360) 582-1647

For employment in Jefferson County, contact the Port Townsend branch at (360) 344-3497

For employment in Grays Harbor County, contact the Aberdeen branch at (360) 637-8740

For employment in Pierce County, contact the Tacoma branch at (253) 535-4202