With the passing of state-run paid family and medical leave programs, it's important to take into account how these benefits work alongside any group short term disability benefits you might offer; should your employee take advantage of both benefits.
When leave is taken, an employee may be able to utilize both statutory and short term disability. Based on the state’s rules, an employee may be able to claim these benefits at the same time, or consecutively. When taken concurrently, the state benefit may impact the employee’s short term disability benefit amount. Please be sure to review the details of each state’s benefit for how they may interact with Short-Term Disability.
Below we have listed states’ benefits for review.
California offers State Paid Family Leave and State Disability. The benefit is 60%-70% of wages for 8 weeks in a 12-month period; the maximum benefit per week is $1,620 (2023). Read more about California EDD here.
Colorado FAMLI offers medical, family, and safe leave. Leave may be taken for up to 12 weeks (16 weeks for certain complications). The maximum benefit is $1,100 per week. Read more about Colorado FAMLI here.
Connecticut’s Paid Family Leave and Medical Leave Act offers both family and medical leave. The maximum weekly benefit is capped at $900 and leave may be taken up to 12 weeks. You can learn more about Connecticut’s Paid Family Leave and Medical Leave Act here.
Hawaii offers Temporary Disability Insurance. Leave may be taken for up to 26 weeks during a benefit year. The maximum benefit is $765 per week. Read more about Hawaii TDI here.
Massachusetts Paid Family Medical Leave offers both family and medical leave. Family leave may be taken for up to 12 weeks, while medical leave may be taken up to 20 weeks. The maximum benefit for both is $1,129.82 per week. Read more about Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave here.
New Jersey offers both Temporary Disability Insurance and Family Leave insurance. The benefit is 85% of wages up to $1,025 weekly. For Temporary Disability Insurance the maximum duration is 26 weeks during 52 consecutive weeks, for Family Leave insurance the maximum duration is up to 12 weeks. Read more about New Jersey statutory leave here.
Oregon Paid Leave offers medical, family, and safe leave. Leave may be taken for up to 12 weeks (14 weeks for pregnancy). The maximum benefit is $1,523.63 per week. Read more about Oregon Paid Leave here.
Rhode Island offers both Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI) and Temporary Caregiver Insurance (TCI). Rhode Island TDI offers a maximum duration of 30 weeks while TCI offers up to 5 weeks. Both programs have a maximum weekly benefit amount of $1,007 per week. Read more about Rhode Island TDI and TCI here.
Washington D.C.'s Paid Family Leave offers family and medical leave. Leave may be taken for up to 12 weeks (14 weeks for pregnancy). The maximum benefit is $1,049 per week. Read more about D.C. Paid Family Leave here.
Washington State Paid Family and Medical leave offers up to 90% of an employee’s weekly pay, with a cap of $1,427 for 2023 for 12 weeks of family or medical leave. Read more about Washington State Paid Family and Medical Leave here.
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This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, legal or tax advice. If you have any legal or tax questions regarding this content or related issues, then you should consult with your professional legal or tax advisor.