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The new policy is actually threefold, and guarantees New Yorkers paid family leave and job protection in three instances:
Keep reading to learn more about Bonding Leave, then help your New York clients get prepared to comply with this new statutory Disability Benefits Law with a training webinar from AmTrust North America.
The New York State Paid Family Leave (PFL) Bonding Coverage is designed to give individuals welcoming a new child into the home the financial security and personal time they need to make the transition and bonding process as smooth as possible.
Bonding Leave allows parents to take time to care for a child after a birth, adoption or foster care placement for the first year following the qualifying event. Both men and women will be eligible to take advantage of the new benefits.
There are many ways to define “parent” when it comes to the modern-day family. The parent relationships covered by the policy include:
There are specific eligibility requirements for Bonding Coverage are specific to each circumstance of birth, adoption or foster care.
The standardized state form – labeled PLF-2 – is used for Bonding Leave. Document requirements vary depending on the circumstance.
Birth mother’s documentation
Parent other than birth mother
If either of these documents are not available for the non-birth parent, then the employee must get a copy of documentation of pregnancy or birth from a doctor that includes:
The New York State Paid Family Leave Policy, Bonding Leave will likely be the most used of the three Paid Family Leave coverages. It provides both women and men the job and financial security they need while taking time to welcome a new child into their home.
You can help your clients get prepared before the policy goes into effect on January 1, 2018, with a Statutory Disability Insurance policy from AmTrust North America. To schedule a training webinar, please contact Joy Maas in our Disabilities Insurance department.
Since the New York Paid Family Leave (PFL) program is new and unprecedented in the country in terms of the amount and scope of benefits, there are bound to be some bumps in the road when it comes to filing PFL claims. To help minimize the frustrations of employees filing claims for PFL, we have provided three simple tips to help make the claims process easier and more efficient.