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New York Paid Family Leave Amended to Allow Employees to Care for a Sibling

Lori Welty, Esq., Absence Management Senior Compliance Attorney

On November 1, Governor Kathy Hochul of New York signed Senate Bill 2928 adding siblings to the list of relationships for which an employee can take leave under the New York Paid Family Leave (NY PFL) program. A “sibling” includes a biological or adopted sibling, a half-sibling, or a stepsibling. Prior to the change, the program allowed an employee to take leave to care for child, parent, grandparent, grandchild, … Read More

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

Lori Welty, Esq., Absence Management Senior Compliance Attorney

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 … Read More

From Coast to Coast: End of Summer Leave Activity Brings Changes

Lori Welty, Esq., Absence Management Senior Compliance Attorney

In order to adapt to changes in leave legislation in real time, insurance carriers need agile absence management software. In this blog, you’ll learn about paid family and medical leave program law changes across the country. Expansion of California Family Rights Act On September 28, California Governor Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill 1033, expanding the state’s unpaid family and medical leave law, … Read More

The Impact of 3 New Leave Law Amendments in Midwest States

Lori Welty, Esq. Absence Management, Sr. Compliance Attorney

Insurance carriers need agile absence management software in order to adapt in real-time when new leave legislation goes into effect. In this blog, you’ll learn about recent amendments to leave laws in Illinois and Iowa and how FINEOS is helping carriers remain in compliance.     The latest changes to the following laws in Illinois and Iowa reflect current trends of broadening existing entitlements, including … Read More

USERRA-Covered Military Leave May Now Become Paid Leave

Megan Holstein

When leave legislation and court cases  impact employers, insurance carriers need agile absence management solutions in order to adapt in real time. In this blog, you’ll learn how recent court rulings may affect whether employers are required to provide paid leave under USERRA.     Employees who are called away from work due to their military service are entitled to various rights under the Uniformed Services Employee and Reemployment Rights ...

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Oregon Delays Implementation of Paid Family and Medical Leave; Missouri Implements Victim Leave

Lori Welty, Esq., Absence Management Senior Compliance Attorney

In order to adapt to changes in leave legislation in real time, insurance carriers need agile absence management software. In this blog, you’ll learn about delays to the implementation of Oregon’s paid family and medical leave program and the details of the new victim leave legislation in Missouri.   Oregon Paid Family and Medical Leave Program  On July 27, Oregon Governor Brown signed House Bill 3398, delaying implementation of its Paid ...

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New Hampshire Passes the First of its Kind State-Supported Voluntary Paid Leave Program

Megan Holstein, Esq., SVP Absence and Claims Product

When new leave legislation goes into effect, insurance carriers need agile absence management solutions in order to adapt quickly. In this blog, you’ll learn key details on the recently passed voluntary paid leave program in New Hampshire and how FINEOS can help carriers remain competitive. New Hampshire is the latest state to pass a paid leave law. This unique law is … Read More

Integrated Disability and Absence Management: Sometimes It’s Personal 

Chuck Johnston, Chief Marketing Officer

For employee benefits carriers, creating a great experience for customers is key to their success. But without modern integrated disability and absence management solutions, the process of taking paid leave can quickly become stressful for employees. In this blog, FINEOS Chief Marketing Officer, Chuck Johnston, shares a personal experience with absence management gone wrong.  In … Read More

Maine Expands Family and Medical Leave, and More Legislation News for Insurers

Lori Welty, Esq., Absence Management Senior Compliance Attorney

Insurance carriers need agile absence management software in order to adapt in real time when new leave legislation goes into effect. In this blog, you’ll learn about recently passed legislation on paid family leave in Maine and other states and how FINEOS is helping carriers remain in compliance.     On June 14, the Governor of Maine signed Maine House Bill 27, expanding the ability of an employee to take leave under Maine’s Family and ...

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