Connecticut Landscape

With Connecticut’s paid leave (CTPL) program benefits becoming payable January 1, 2022, it’s time for employers to make decisions about how their employees will access benefits. If your organization has even one employee in Connecticut, you’ll need to be prepared. Here’s a short checklist:

  • Register for the CT Paid Leave (CTPL) program, if you haven’t done so yet.
  • Decide how your employees will access If you’re a ReedGroup client, we have options to fit your needs: you can choose state- or carrier-administered plans with or without tracking by ReedGroup, or develop a self-funded private plan, which ReedGroup would fully administer. Your account executive will walk you through the options and recommend the program that’s the best fit for your needs.
  • Use the catch-up period to make up any deficit if you haven’t started withholding employee contributions yet. Once the catch-up window closes, employers–not employees–will be responsible for paying the withholdings.

For more information about CTPL, refer to our previous blog posts here, here, and here, or visit the CTPL website.

Paid family and medical leave programs like CTPL continue to pop up in the country’s leave landscape, illustrating the  escalating complexity of managing employee leaves of absence. In the next two years, at least two more states (Colorado and Oregon) will enact paid family and medical leave laws.

Need help? You can outsource management of some or all of your employees’ leaves to ReedGroup, or choose our software-as-a-service (SaaS) to better manage absence in-house. Contact us to get started.