The simple answer is yes. Washington state law requires employers to provide health insurance for their employees.
Employers with 50 or more full-time employees must provide coverage for at least two-thirds of all eligible employees and their dependents. Washington law also requires full-time employees to pay one-third of the premium cost for health care coverage.
In addition, employers must offer their employees the option to purchase health insurance through their company.
If employers don’t comply, then employees can file a complaint or initiate an investigation by contacting the Washington Department of Labor and Industries (L&I).
If your employer is not offering health insurance, please contact the Washington Department of Labor and Industries (L&I). They are the state agency responsible for enforcing employers' compliance with the requirement that employers offer health insurance to eligible employees under Washington state law. The contact information for L&I can be found here: https://www.lni.wa.gov/Main/ContactUs.asp
It is important to note that employers do not have to provide you with health insurance if you are not considered a full-time employee, such as a part-time employee or contractor.
The best way to ensure your employer is providing health insurance as per state law is to stay informed on the issue and contact your employer or state agencies if you suspect a violation.