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Stephanie Haber
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10 Things We Love about NY’s PFL

Feburary 12, 2018

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We already love Paid Family Leave (PFL) – hopefully you do too.  Today we’re counting down our top 10 reasons why we love NY PFL:

#1 – New York’s Paid Family Leave is available for the following qualifying events: Bonding with a new child, caring for a seriously ill family member, and dealing with family matters due to a qualifying military leave event.

#2 - When returning from PFL, you are entitled to return to your same or comparable position without loss of benefits you would have accrued otherwise.

#3 - Even new dads can use it!  Paid Family Leave’s bonding benefit is for both men and women.  Read this dad’s PFL story.

#4 - If you had (or adopted or fostered a child in 2017, you can take some bonding time through PFL in 2018.  Read this 2017 mom’s story.

#5 - Most employees in New York have it now.  Find out if you’re eligible.

#6 - If you already have health insurance through your employer, they will maintain your health insurance coverage for the duration of the time you’re away from work on Paid Family Leave.

#7 - PFL is for employees at organizations of all sizes, not just organizations with more than 50 employees, as FMLA provides. See how PFL and FMLA compare.

#8 – Paid Family Leave is a Rider to NY State-mandated Short-Term Disability (DBL) insurance.  See how DBL and PFL compare.

#9 - The benefit increases every year for the first 4 years. 

#10 – This year, you can take up to eight weeks of paid time off with 50% compensation of your salary capped at 50% of NY State’s average weekly wage.  Calculate your PFL benefits for 2018.

Got NY Paid Family Leave questions? Email us at pflquestions@shelterpoint.com


This blog post is for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide legal counsel. Please consult with an appropriate professional for legal and compliance advice. Any PFL information is as of the blog post’s date stamp; it is based on the applicable statutes and regulation,  and may change as regulations evolve or NY State issues guidance regarding Paid Family Leave regulations. Have more questions? Email us at pflquestions@shelterpoint.com

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