September 23, 2019
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AWB offers more ways to help you take care of your health

AWB members now have free access to WellCard Health for savings on a wide range of health services, including:

  • Prescription drugs
    Members can save up to 65% off the retail price on brand name and generic drugs and savings are available at over 59,000 participating pharmacies nationwide. The card can be used for all medications, but not every medication is eligible for a discount. Members will always receive the lower cost available through either the pharmacy or the discount card.
  • MRI, Imaging and Lab
  • Doctor Visits
  • Hearing
  • Diabetic Care Services
  • Vitamins
  • Daily Living Products

Employers and employees can get a free card by clicking here. There is no cost to register. Once completed, a personalized ID card can be printed for the entire household.

Note: This is NOT insurance and special membership pricing is available only at participating pharmacies.

If you have any questions, please contact Helen Siggins at 206-397-4615 X1.

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Arguments Against a State Income Tax

An income tax is not in our best interest

By Washington Treasurer Duane Davidson

Today, we are at a point where Washington legislators need to reexamine their financial practices and consider the consequences of their actions that have led some to consider establishing a state income tax.

The historically unpopular notion of introducing an income tax is not exactly new to Washington, yet it has seen growing interest from income tax supporters in big city government and from certain state lawmakers who would pass income tax legislation if given the opportunity.

As Washington State Treasurer, four-term Benton County Treasurer, and licensed CPA for over 25 years, I have cultivated an automatic sense of duty to advocate for fiscal responsibility. When I see such disregard for taxpayers, my obligation is to stand up for what is right on their behalf.

Many of the legislature's self-induced financial woes have readily available remedies that do not involve raising taxes or adding an income tax, making it apparent to me that as a state we have some serious financial issues within our legislative practices we need to start addressing...

Taxing income would weaken Washington's thriving economy and reduce our capacity to compete for business. We need to agree on improving our habits and reigning in state debt before considering the addition of new taxes. An income tax is not in our best interest.

Read the full guest column in The Tri-City Herald