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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

Washington State Passes New Legislation Expanding Paid Family Leave

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 in real time. In this blog, you’ll learn key details of recently passed legislation on paid family leave in Washington state and how FINEOS is helping carriers remain in compliance.    In January 2020, Washington’s Paid Family and Medical Leave program launched, providing benefits for employees to take leave for their ...

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Why SaaS Insurance Core Systems are more than Cloud Hosting

Jonathan Boylan, Chief Technology Officer

Digital transformation is happening faster than ever in the insurance industry. In this blog, you’ll learn key factors to keep in mind when considering cloud-based core insurance software options.  These days, most insurance carriers I meet with see the value in adopting cloud solutions. But they’re often faced with the difficult challenge of comparing cloud solutions with each other and against on-premises alternatives. Which has more ...

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Will Federal Paid Leave Renew Under The Biden Administration?

Megan G. Holstein, Esq., SVP Absence and Claims Product

This month as President Biden took office, he announced a proposed stimulus plan which would include reviving federal paid leave. Last April, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) created a temporary federal paid leave requirement for many employers that expired on December 31, 2020. While Congress passed a second stimulus bill during the last days of December 2020, it did not extend the FFCRA’s paid leave mandates; … Read More

Massachusetts Passes Emergency Regulations and Enacts Intermittent and Reduced Schedule Guidance  

Lori Welty, Esq., Absence Management Senior Compliance Attorney

Late December 2020, Massachusetts finalized two Emergency Regulations relating to its Paid Family and Medical Leave program. The Department of Family and Medical Leave (DFML) also issued formal Guidance on Intermittent Leave and Reduced Leave Schedules.   The new regulations:  update several definitions for personal care attendants and family childcare providers, and incorporate those into the … Read More

Tax Credits Are All That Is Left on Paid Federal Leave in 2021

Lori Welty, Esq., Absence Management Senior Compliance Attorney

As 2020 wraps up, the leave of absence community waited with baited breath to see if Congress would extend the mandatory paid leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”), implemented last March and set to expire December 31, 2020. The FFCRA had expanded the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) via … Read More