Who: Massachusetts employers
When: December 20, 2019, is the date to file an exemption application
New guidance from the Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave outlines new parameters for employers seeking an extension from the deductions and matching contributions that should now be taking place for January submission to the state.
The new guidance states that employers may seek an exemption if they provide at least the same level of benefits, through self-insured or private insurance, that employees would receive through the state’s plan. The Department also included a list of 12 state-approved insurance carriers that offer compliant plans.
While the state is working with the list of approved insurance carriers to develop a standard template policy of compliance, it will accept a Declaration of Insurance as proof of coverage in exemption applications.
- Based on this new guidance, determine whether it is more beneficial for your company to file for an exemption.
- Determine whether your insurance carrier is on the state-approved list.
PFML Declaration of Insurance (including the list of approved insurance carriers)