Employers who are required to provide Statutory Short-Term Disability and/or Paid Family and Medical Leave coverage may believe their State Plan is the only option for this insurance coverage. But what many employers may not realize is that the State Plan is not their only option, depending on the state – and that there may be extra advantages of choosing an approved private plan.
That’s where you come in. A broker who advises their clients on the various options may add tremendous value in expertly balancing the overall benefits package with the right coverage option for their client’s specific situation – whether public or private. An approved private plan may be a great alternative to a State Plan from various perspectives as we will outline.
Before we go into detail, it’s important to know that there is more than one type of approved private plan: for example, an employer may self-insure their plan, fully-insure their plan through a private carrier like ShelterPoint, or offer a plan as part of a union welfare fund (depending on the state and their requirements). This guide will focus on the fully-insured approved private plan option from a carrier.
New York, as one of the states with a long history of state-mandated insurance (since 1949), has a strong public-private partnership – to help spur economic diversification and competitiveness in the best interest of employers and employees alike. More recently, states with newer statutory programs like Massachusetts (since 2021) and Connecticut (since 2022), have also built in a private plan option – though representing very different ways of envisioning and implementing it.
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This in-depth, state-by-state comparison will help guide you on what’s needed to quote and bind ShelterPoint’s* Statutory Insurance Private Plan Coverages.
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More state-specific information, including step-by-step instructions for how to apply for a private plan in each state.
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