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CT Paid Leave Overview

CT Paid Leave (Connecticut's Paid Family & Medical Leave Program) provides eligible employees with partially paid time off. Eligible employees can receive up to 12 weeks of benefits for the following events:


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Bonding Leave

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Caregiver Leave

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Military Exigency Leave

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  • Bonding with a new child (birth, adoption, or foster-care placement)

  • Caring for a family member with a serious health condition
  • To care for a military family member who is injured during active duty

  • For any qualifying exigency, arising out of the fact that the spouse, son, daughter or parent of the employee is on active duty, or has been notified of an impending call or order to active duty, in the armed forces
  • The employee’s own serious health condition
    • The employee may be entitled to two additional weeks of benefits for incapacitation during pregnancy
  • To serve as an organ or bone marrow donor
  • If an employee is experiencing family violence, they can apply to take up to 12 days of leave

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

Connecticut passed the Paid Family and Medical Leave (CT PFML) law with benefits payable effective January 1, 2022. According to the CT PFML law, employers must provide CT Paid Leave for qualifying reasons through either a private plan (a self-insured or fully insured plan) or participation in the state program for Paid Family & Medical Leave benefits. Go here to see how it works at ShelterPoint.

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Specializing in Short-Term Disability Insurance and Paid Family Leave, it’s a natural next step for us to bring our expertise in this field to Connecticut; and we look forward to helping you navigate the requirements of this law. We will continuously update and expand the content on this site as new information becomes available. Be sure to sign up for updates to stay in the loop.

As an approved private plan carrier in Connecticut, we welcome the opportunity to help CT employers based on our decades of experience in related, state-required coverages, so you can trust ShelterPoint to provide you a stand-alone Private Option for your Paid Family & Medical Leave needs.

^ Based upon ShelterPoint Life Insurance Company DBL/PFL policyholder and certificate holder count as of 12/31/23.
^^ State of New York Workers’ Compensation Board, form DB-680, 2016 – applies to ShelterPoint Life Insurance Company only.


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*The ShelterPoint family of companies operates under the “ShelterPoint” name strictly as a marketing name, and no legal significance is expressed or implied. The ShelterPoint family of companies consists of ShelterPoint Life Insurance Company, a NY-domiciled carrier, and its wholly-owned subsidiary ShelterPoint Insurance Company, a FL-domiciled carrier, depending on the state. ShelterPoint is a registered service mark.

Connecticut Paid Leave is available in CT only and will be underwritten by: ShelterPoint Life Insurance Company (a New York - domiciled carrier; principal office in Garden City, NY): CT (SPL PFMLP 0122 CT).

This page is for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide legal counsel. Please consult with an appropriate professional for legal and compliance advice. Any CT PFML information is as of the page’s date stamp; it is based on the applicable statutes and regulations, and may change as regulations are released  or the CT Paid Leave Authority issues guidance and/or policies and procedures regarding Paid Family & Medical Leave.


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