Support for Paid Family Medical Leave Growing Nationwide
There’s been a recent push by several states to pass their own Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) and Paid Family Leave (PFL) mandates in the absence of a national law outside of The Family and Medical Leave Act, which only guarantees eligible employees up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave. Employers will need to comply with new regulations, which vary by state, or determine if they want to provide a private-plan, if allowed by the state. For employers with employees in multiple states, staying compliant with emerging regulations can be complicated and time-consuming.
As the No. 1 Leave Management1 and fully-insured Disability2 sales carrier nationwide, The Hartford has the experience to work with employers to navigate this changing landscape and minimize its impact on employees.
Working Together on Private Plans
The Hartford is here to help employers as they develop private plans, if that is an option in the state. In states that allow private plans, we will evaluate to determine if we are in a position to administer a self-insured Paid Family Leave and/or Paid Medical Leave plan in addition to any insured Disability products you may have with us. If you have employees in multiple states, we will help keep your business compliant in each location through our leading absence management software and capabilities with The Hartford’s Ability Advantage.
We currently support the following statutory plans as part of our fully-insured Disability lines of coverage:
- New York Disability Benefits Law (DBL) including New York Paid Family Leave (PFL)
- New Jersey Temporary Disability Benefits (TDB)
- Hawaii Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI)
The Hartford is tracking legislative developments and will update this page with important changes. Speak with your representative at The Hartford with specific questions and scenarios.