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Connecticut Paid Family and Medical Leave (CT PFML)

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Connecticut Paid Family & Medical Leave

Connecticut’s Paid Family and Medical Leave Act (PFMLA) allows employees access to income replacement benefits for life events covered under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA), the Connecticut Family and Medical Leave Act (CT FMLA) and the Connecticut Family Violence Leave Act. The benefits are available to qualified workers beginning January 1, 2022.

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Information presented below as of 1/1/2022

Effective Date

  • Effective 1/1/2021: Premium contributions begin
  • Effective 1/1/2022: Benefits begin

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Plan Features

Connecticut Paid Family & Medical Leave plan features
specific features you may inquire about relevant information
Covered Employer
  • Employers with 1 or more CT employees
  • Non-profit and private sector
  • Sole proprietors or self-employed individuals may opt-in (must stay for a minimum of 3 years)
Eligibility
  • Employees who have earned at least $2,325 in the base period; and
    • currently employed and working in CT, or
    • worked in CT during the 12 weeks prior to the leave, or
    • sole proprietor or self-employed individual (must opt-in)
Qualified Leave Types
  • Employee’s own serious health condition
  • Bond with a new child
  • Care for a family member
  • Military Caregiver
  • Qualifying Exigency
  • Family violence victims (limited to 12 days)
Covered Family Members
  • Spouse
  • Son or Daughter
  • Parent/Parent-in-Law
  • Sibling
  • Grandparent and Grandchild
  • Individual related to the employee by blood or affinity, and whose close association with the employee shows to be the equivalent of those family relations
Waiting Period 0 days; benefits can begin on the 1st day of leave
Weekly Benefit
  • For employees who earn less than or equal to 40x minimum wage (MW), the benefit is 95% of weekly earnings;
  • For employees who earn more than 40 x MW, the benefit is:
    • 95% of 40x MW, PLUS
    • 60% of the weekly earnings that exceed 40x MW up to the weekly benefit max
  • Minimum Wage eff 1/1/22-$13/hour
  • Minimum Wage eff 7/1/22-$14/hour
Maximum Benefit
  • Total weekly compensation should not exceed an amount equal to 60 times the minimum wage.
  • Weekly benefit max eff 1/1/22-$780
  • Weekly benefit max eff 7/1/22-$840
Maximum Duration
  • 12 weeks in a 12-month period (includes 12 days for Family Violence)
  • Additional 2 weeks allowed for incapacity during pregnancy
Program Funding
  • Employees contribute 0.5% of their wages (after tax) up to the 2022 Social Security cap ($147,000)
Private Plan Options
  • Benefits must be equal to or better than the state plan
  • Employers may not ask employees to contribute more than they would pay under the state program
  • Private plans must be approved by the majority of CT employees and the Connecticut Paid Leave Authority
Additional Information https://ctpaidleave.org/s/?language=en_US

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Please contact your Prudential representative with questions.

The Prudential Insurance Company of America (Prudential), Newark, NJ

For Compliance Use Only: GL.2019.224

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