District of Columbia Prohibits Insurers from Taking Disability Plan Offsets

On Wednesday, May 26, 2021, emergency legislation (B24-185) went into effect in the District of Columbia (D.C.) that prohibits the offsetting of D.C. paid family leave benefits from insured temporary or short-term disability benefits. The legislation, known as the Short-term Disability Insurance Benefit Protection Emergency Amendment Act of 2021 (“the Act”), became law without the … Continued

Big, Federal Government Changes to Paid Family and Medical Leave Proposed: What’s Next?

Building an Economy for Families Act On Tuesday, April 27, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal released The Building an Economy for Families Act (“the Act”), which includes a comprehensive paid family and medical leave (PFML) program aimed at closing the wage replacement gap so many Americans face when they take a leave … Continued

Washington State Employment Security Department Outlines Plans for 2021 PFML Rulemaking

Rule makers in Washington State are busy preparing for changes in 2021 to rules governing its Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) program that will be of interest to employers. As part of the rulemaking process, Washington Employment Security Department (WAESD) publishes its rulemaking agenda twice yearly. This January, WAESD released its agenda here, which … Continued

Your Chance to Make History! Oregon Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program Draft Rules Are Open For Public Comment

Are you interested in paid family leave legislation? Got time to analyze draft legislative language? The Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance team in Oregon is busy seeking public feedback on proposed draft administrative rules which describe how the Employment Department (Department) will administer its Paid Family and Leave Insurance program (ORPFMLI). Beginning January 2023, … Continued

Don’t Forget, Massachusetts PFML is on its way!

Amidst the COVID-19 crisis, the Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave (DFML)  in conjunction with the Department of Insurance (DOI) published continued guidance as it prepares employers and employees for the implementation of Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave (MAPFML) benefits on January 1, 2021. DFML has assured the public that it remains committed … Continued

February 1 – Reminder: Action Required for Washington D.C. Paid Family and Medical Leave

As the industry continues to plan for the implementation of Washington D.C. Paid Family and Medical Leave in July, ReedGroup reminds you to take action where required beginning February 1st. Although benefits will not become available until July 1, 2020, employers or their designee must provide the district’s required notice beginning February 1, 2020 to … Continued

UPDATE: Massachusetts Delays Paid Family and Medical Leave Withholding and Notification Deadlines

Breaking News! The Baker-Polito administration and Massachusetts legislature enacted promised legislation to delay the start of employee withholdings for contributions to the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave program (MA PFML) until October 1, 2019. Employers should not begin withholding employee contributions on July 1, as originally scheduled, but instead should begin withholding on October … Continued