How do you get the refund?
In order to start the refund process, you must apply to the FAMLI Division for the refund, which the Division will then issue to you, the employer, within 90 days – minus the administration fee. Employers can request refunds if their plan is effective no later than 1/1/2024.
Employers are required to report wages and pay premiums for all quarters until their private plan goes into effect. Employers who receive private plan approval in 2023 will not be required to report wages and pay premiums for quarters following their effective date.
Does my business need to extend the premium refund from the State to its employees?
Yes, if you collected premium contributions from your employees in 2023, and the FAMLI Division later reimburses you for premiums remitted in 2023, you must reimburse your employees for any contributions you withheld – unless your approved private plan allows you to collect premiums from employees in 2023. But ShelterPoint will only request premium payment from 2024 and beyond.
You must identify employees who are no longer employed by you in the application for reimbursement. The FAMLI Division will issue the refund to you within 90 days, minus the premiums paid by those employees, and will make reasonable efforts to issue the refund directly to those employees.
If an employee leaves your business after you submitted an application for reimbursement, but before the FAMLI Division issues the reimbursement, then you must refund to the Division the amount of that reimbursement that equals premiums paid by that employee, so that the FAMLI Division can issue a refund to that employee.
If the FAMLI Division cannot locate an employee who is entitled to the refund, the Division will make the amount available as unclaimed property through the Department of Treasury.
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