About Us

About the SEIU 775 Benefits Group

Innovating Tomorrow's Home Care Workforce

Each day in the U.S., 8,000 people turn 65 years of age. National surveys report that when given a choice about long-term care services, most Americans prefer to remain at home rather than move to a nursing home.

Washington state leads the nation in offering home care to people eligible for nursing homes. Since Medicaid funds a significant portion of long-term care services, the in-home care choice has meant significant savings for taxpayers. It can also mean a significant quality of life improvement for those who need care.

According to a University of Washington study, 440,000 home care aides will need training to meet this growing demand. However, home care aides face many challenges:

  • Little or no training. Lack of federal training requirements means that workers providing nursing-home-level care have no or little training, even though nursing homes require a 75-hour entry-level training. This also contributes to a lack of viable career pathways.
  • Little or no health insurance. Nationally, most home care workers have little or no health insurance.
  • Low wages. On average, home care aides in Washington state earn $13,000, working only about 105 hours/month.

We are committed to making Washington state a leader in creative solutions to these problems, improving the lives of caregivers, and adding to the health care system as a whole.

As SEIU 775 Benefits Group, we are a family of employee benefit plans negotiated and sponsored by SEIU 775, the labor union for long-term care workers in Washington State & Montana.

A Way Forward

SEIU 775 Benefits Group provides high quality training, retirement and health benefits.

About Our Training

The SEIU 775 Benefits Group trains and develops professional long-term care workers to deliver high-quality care and support to older adults and people with disabilities.

About Our Health Benefits

The SEIU 775 Benefits Group negotiates and purchases high-quality health care benefits for long-term care workers in Washington and Montana.

About our Secure Retirement Plan

The SEIU 775 Benefits Group provides secure retirement for caregivers working for certain employers.

Washington State Leads the Way

Washington state leads the nation with the highest training standards for Home Care Aides, including 75 hours of entry-level training, a Department of Health credentialing requirement, and an annual 12-hour CE requirement.

Training Program Overview


Health Benefits Program Overview