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January 15, 2018

New York State Paid Family Leave Client Prep Checklist for Success

Effective January 1, 2018, New York State requires all in-state employers to comply with the New York State Paid Family Leave Policy (PFL). Designed to provide financial stability for state residents through major life changes, the new policy provides guaranteed paid leave for eligible employees in three life circumstances including:

  • The addition of a new child into the family home
  • The care of a family member with a serious health condition
  • A family member being deployed abroad on active military service

Categories: Disability Benefits

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January 9, 2018

Your 5-Step Post-PFL Checklist for Compliance, Productivity and Employee Satisfaction

Paid Family Leave (PFL) is here. You’ve spoken to your insurance agent or broker and added the rider to your mandatory New York State DBL coverage.

But are you really ready for PFL? Making sure you take these five steps can help reduce confusion about the new benefit, improve employee satisfaction, and minimize the impact of paid leave on your company’s bottom line. 

Categories: Disability Benefits

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July 11, 2017

Prepare Your Clients for NY PFL for Employees with a Sick Family Member

Caring for a loved one who is seriously injured or ill can be a difficult and emotionally challenging time for a family. The New York Paid Family Leave (PFL) regulation ensures job-protected leave for employees to care for family members that qualify as seriously injured or ill.

Categories: Disability Benefits

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July 6, 2017

How Much Disability Coverage Do Your Clients Need?

By Barbra Merwin

Helping clients find the right amount of coverage to protect their business (and their employees) is a tough job for agents. But it’s an important responsibility that could mean the difference between a lost client and a client for life. In terms of disability coverage, one of the most common questions we get from agents is a seemingly simple one: How much disability coverage does my client need?

Categories: Disability Benefits

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July 4, 2017

How to Help Your NY Clients Cover the Costs of Military Families’ PFL

Serving in the U.S. Armed Forces brings with it a great honor. But it also comes with great sacrifices, obstacles, and pressures for a service member’s family. That is why it’s so essential for families to be prepared for the huge lifestyle and personal changes that come with active military duty deployment.

Categories: Disability Benefits

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June 27, 2017

How to Prepare Your Clients for the New York State Paid Family Leave Bonding Policy

Welcoming a new child into the home is an important and exciting time in a family’s life. This life-changing event brings with it a mix of positive experiences and new pressures. While there is no federal requirement as of this publishing for paid family leave in the United States, the State of New York will start supporting families through this big change beginning on January 1, 2018 with the implementation of the New York State Paid Family Leave (PFL) Policy.

Categories: Disability Benefits

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