Paid Family Leave Across the Nation 5Jan
2021

Paid Family Leave Across the Nation

Despite events of 2020 that overshadowed focus on initiatives related to Paid Family Leave (PFL) and Paid Family & Medical Leave (PFML) programs...

The ABCs Of PFL - Updated For 2021

The ABCs Of PFL - Updated For 2021

21 December 2020

Understanding Paid Family Leave in New York - The Easy Way!  New York Paid Family Leave is now entering the final year of the 4-year phase-in period – so benefits will ...

Understanding Paid Family Leave in New York - The Easy Way!  New York Paid Family Leave is now entering the final year of the 4-year phase-in period – so benefits will ...

How NYS Sick Leave Act Impacts and Compares to DBL/PFL

How NYS Sick Leave Act Impacts and Compares to DBL/PFL

8 December 2020
New York State is providing a new paid leave benefit to its workers beginning on January 1st, 2021 – the NYS Sick Leave Act. But what is this new law? And when do you take sick leave versus New York’s...

New York State is providing a new paid leave benefit to its workers beginning on January 1st, 2021 – the NYS Sick Leave Act. But what is this new law? And when do you take sick leave versus New York’s short-term disability (DBL) and Paid Family Leave (PFL)?…

New Guidance for MA Paid Family & Medical Leave Private...

New Guidance for MA Paid Family & Medical Leave Private...

17 November 2020
The deadline to renew your Massachusetts Paid Family & Medical Leave Fully-Insured Private Plan Exemption is fast approaching.  Here is what you need to know to complete your application on time – or...

The deadline to renew your Massachusetts Paid Family & Medical Leave Fully-Insured Private Plan Exemption is fast approaching.  Here is what you need to know to complete your application on time – or how to file for a new one last minute…

Important MA Paid Family & Medical Leave Updates for 2021
29 October 2020

Important MA Paid Family & Medical Leave Updates for 2021

Maximum Contribution Rates and Weekly Benefit Information Released for 2021

For 2021, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts kept the contribution rates...

Massachusetts Paid Family & Medical Leave Employee Contributions: State Fund vs. Private Plans
16 October 2020

Massachusetts Paid Family & Medical Leave Employee Contributions: State Fund vs. Private Plans

Do employer/employee contributions work the same way for approved private plans as they do for the State Fund? Not necessarily. See how the calculations work and compare to the State Fund with hands-on examples for private plans in this post…

New York Paid Family Leave Premium Rate for 2021
1 September 2020

New York Paid Family Leave Premium Rate for 2021

On September 1, 2020, the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) published the new premium rate for Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefits, which is now set at …

Massachusetts Paid Family & Medical Leave: How to Apply For a Private Plan
11 August 2020

Massachusetts Paid Family & Medical Leave: How to Apply For a Private Plan

Get step-by-step instructions guiding you through what administrative actions you need to complete for an exemption, and switch to a private MA Paid Family & Medical Leave plan....

Massachusetts Paid Family & Medical Leave: Top 10 Things...

Massachusetts Paid Family & Medical Leave: Top 10 Things...

With the official release of the final regulations, everything is now in place ...

NJ Temporary Disability Insurance: Changes Effective...

NJ Temporary Disability Insurance: Changes Effective...

Some more big changes to New Jersey’s Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI) and Family Leave Insurance (FLI), are set to take effect on July 1, 2020…

Paid Family Leave: A National Landscape of State Laws

Paid Family Leave: A National Landscape of State Laws

While there is no national standard regulating or requiring Paid Family Leave, there seems to be more momentum at the state level…

Massachusetts Paid Family & Medical Leave – Revised...

Massachusetts Paid Family & Medical Leave – Revised...

The Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave (DFML) released its updated proposed regulations for the Paid Family & Medical Leave program, calling for informal comments…

How Moms & Dads used NY Paid Family Leave in 2019

How Moms & Dads used NY Paid Family Leave in 2019

In honor of Mother’s and Father’s Day, today we are sharing an inside look at how many moms and dads, ShelterPoint policyholders, used Paid Family Leave in New York for bonding in...
PFL Update: NY State Average Weekly Wage for 2021 Benefits

PFL Update: NY State Average Weekly Wage for 2021 Benefits

The updated New York State Average Weekly Wage (NYSAWW) has been released for 2021 NY Paid Family Leave benefits…

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