Connecticut Paid Family & Medical Leave (PFML) Authority Releases CT Paid Leave Act Policies for Comment

When new leave legislation goes into effect, insurance carriers need agile absence management solutions in order to adapt quickly. In this blog, you’ll gain insight on the recently released paid family leave program in Connecticut and how FINEOS will remain involved in the conversation.

On Tuesday, October 26, the Connecticut Paid Family & Medical Leave Authority posted a Notice of Intent to Revise its Employee Handbook and to Promulgate Policies Regarding the Administration of the CT Paid Leave Act (the “Policies”) to implement the provisions of the new CT PFMLA program.  The CT Paid Family & Medical Leave Authority is accepting written comments on these documents through November 26, 2021.

The Policies cover a variety of topics surrounding the administration of CT PFMLA, including providing detailed information about:

  • Definitions
  • Employee and Employer Coverage
  • Eligibility Determinations
  • Termination of Coverage
  • Furloughs and Shutdowns
  • Contributions
  • Benefit Calculation
  • Calendar Year Calculation
  • Minimum Increments of Leave
  • Coordination and concurrency with other income
  • Employees with Multiple jobs
  • Claim Submission Process
  • Employee and Employer Notices and Documentation
  • Benefit Payment and Overpayment Procedures
  • Appeals
  • Penalty
  • Audits
  • …and more

FINEOS will be reviewing and providing comments on the proposed policies. Information about providing comments can be found here.

FINEOS helps insurance carriers remain compliant and competitive by making changes to our product to support new legislation when it’s passed. Learn more about how a modern, integrated disability and absence management solution can provide tangible benefits for your organization here. You can also learn more about the benefits of FINEOS IDAM and the cloud-based FINEOS Platform in this session from the 2021 FINEOS Virtual Exchange.

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