• Your current billing cycles will not change (whether they’re annual or quarterly).
  • Starting with November 2017 annual bills, our DBL invoices will include PFL as a new line item for policyholders who are required to provide (or who have opted in) for this coverage. You will be receiving more details along with your bill.
    • Bills for November renewals are expected to be mailed on 10/10/2017.
    • Policyholders billed quarterly in arrears will see PFL on their 1st quarter 2018 bill in April next year.
  • We will stagger the billing schedule based on renewal/effective dates for DBL/PFL with pro-rated PFL premiums where applicable:
    •  Policyholders renewing between May and October with annual bills will receive a one-time, pro-rated PFL-only bill. This allows you to get both coverages aligned on your DBL billing anniversary and for your annual reconciliation.


Find out what it means for your bill.

Download Annual DBL/PFL paper bill instructions.


As a ShelterPoint policyholders you can continue paying your premium via the same method you're accustomed to:

  • Paper bill: We have revised and put our DBL/PFL bill through multiple user tests to make the integration of the additional PFL calculation as easy as possible.
  • E-pay, our convenient and intuitive online payment tool for you includes context-sensitive help and does the math for you.

What you should keep in mind and have handy when paying for your new PFL benefit:

  • When it comes to head counts, coverage eligibility for DBL and PFL is not the same!
    Read this blog post to brush up on this topic.
  • Since the PFL rate is set as a percent of wages, you should have your payroll records handy, such as your NYS-45 or payroll system reports and then split your workforce into 2 groups – those above and those below the current annualized NYS Average Weekly Wage (NYS AWW) of $67,907.84*. Then take;
    • the count of employees whose pay exceeds the current annualized NYS AWW and
    • the total sum of all other covered employees with wages at or below this threshold.
*Based upon NYSAWW as of March 31, 2017. NY Department of Labor releases the updated NYSAWW every March 31.


ShelterPoint  TOOLS FOR YOU

Please use your client's payroll records to calculate an annualized cost estimate for PFL. This amount may differ from the actual billed amount. Actual premium may vary depending on data provided at time of bill pay.


ShelterPoint *$67,907.84 is the annualized NYSAWW (NYS Average Weekly wage). The NYSAWW is updated annually and released every March 31st by the NY Department of Labor.

Number of employees with Annual Paid Wages above $67,907.84*

Sum of annual paid wages for employees earning below $67,907.84*


Estimated Annual PFL Premium: _ _




On October 17, the Workers’ Compensation Board released the highly anticipated Paid Family Leave claim forms to be used by eligible employees starting January 1, 2018.   

Download PFL claim forms now.

Even though the forms are now available:

  • Paid Family Leave claims cannot be processed until PFL becomes officially effective on January 1, 2018. 
  • No leave under PFL can begin prior to January 1, 2018

Read more claims details here.




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ShelterPoint & PFL

After Paid Family Leave (PFL) was announced in 2016, ShelterPoint created a dedicated PFL team. Their goal? Ensure a successful transition to Paid Family Leave for everyone involved — from policyholders to claimants to brokers. ShelterPoint is committed to being the timely, accurate resource for all PFL-related questions and information as the details continue to unfold. As the industry leader in DBL, ShelterPoint is ready to be the industry leader for Paid Family Leave as well.


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