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Washington Consumer Resources

Are you a Washington resident? If you’re living in the Evergreen State and are looking for state resources, we can help you. We have compiled a comprehensive list of informative links that will help you in any search you have. Whether you’re looking for state agencies, legal resources, educational, financial, health, or employment-related sites, you can find links on them here.

Below is a summary of what each link has to offer. Any necessary contact information is also provided.

STATE AGENCIES

Attorney General –Discover different programs implemented in Washington to protect consumers and families. You can read more about the crime and safety unit. Links for Consumer Protection also provide an opportunity to file complaints. You can contact the office at 1-800-551-4636.

Office of Insurance Commissioner – This department is here to protect insurance consumers, and ensure that companies are providing affordable services and operating within Washington law. You can search types of insurance and learn more about the laws and regulations in place. You can also file a complaint against an insurance company or agent. You can also contact the office directly at 1-800-562-6900.

Utilities & Transportation Commission – This commission is dedicated to protecting utilities consumers, and ensuring that companies are providing safe and affordable services and operating within Washington law. You can search industries and get information about different types of public utilities. Get tips on how to conserve energy to save money, or file a complaint.

LEGAL RESOURCES

Small Claims Court – Interested in filing a small claims court case? Our article will provide you with the basic information to know ahead of time. You can view statutes, learn court cost limits, and find out where to sue. You can read about appeal processes and attorney requirements. Learn about special provisions in Washington’s law.

Lemon Law – If you suspect you’ve purchased a lemon, this webpage can help. Our article will give you an overview of Washington’s lemon law and outlines characteristics your car must be to qualify. You can also read our interview with an advisor from the Lemon Law Department on what you can do from there.

EDUCATION

Board of Education - Get information on Washington State’s Board of Education here. You can view graduation requirements or search colleges and universities in the area. Learn about achievement standards and what the board does. You can also follow them on Twitter. The office can be directly at 360-725-6025.

FINANCIAL

Financial Institutions – Consumers can get financial information and tips here. Learn about foreclosure assistance. You can also take a finance management class. Learn about different financial topics that affect you, and the best steps to take for each.

HEALTH

Washington Health Program – This health plan is outlined through the Washington Health Care Authority. You can read about what the program is and who it covers. Learn if you are eligible, and available discounts for participants. You can contact the office at 1-800-660-9840.

Department of Health – Get general health information through this department. You can view public records and health data. You can search for health provider credentials. Get information on seasonal illness prevention. Consumers can contact the office at (800) 525-0127.

SAFETY

Identity Theft – With identity theft being one of the most prevalent reported crimes in the United States, it’s important to know how to protect yourself. Learn about the methods identities are most commonly stolen. Discover how you can protect yourself. You can also attend a free event, with more details given on the site.

EMPLOYMENT

Washington Jobs – If you are looking for jobs in the state, this a good stop to make in your process. You can get job hunting tips, and even conduct a job search through this department’s database. Learn about certain job skills or get information on upcoming training programs. Employers can also look for employees through this site.