2019 New York State Paid Family Leave Updates

By | Employee Benefits, Insurance News

Year 2 of New York State’s Paid Family Leave On August 31st, New York’s Department of Financial Services (DFS) published the NY Paid Family Leave (PFL) rate for the 2019 calendar year. For 2019, the maximum contribution rate for Paid Family Leave will go from 0.126% to 0.153% of the employee’s gross annualized wages capped at the new annualized New York State Average Weekly Wage (NYSAWW) of $70,569.72* per year (learn more here);  which translates to a maximum annual premium contribution of $107.97 per employee. The rate for Paid Family Leave has been increased 21.4%. This takes into consideration the increase of benefits for 2019 which has also…

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Can you get your staff more than the paltry $170/wk in New York short-term disability?

By | Business Insurance, Employee Benefits

Question 67 in 100 Insurance Questions in 100 Days Video Series! I don’t know about you, but I would not be able to survive on $170/wk even without kids and a wife. If I were to become injured or sick and not be able to work for a few months, and that was all I had to live off of…things would get ugly. However, many small business owners do not realize how simple and inexpensive it is to bring that $170 up to an amount more in line with what the typical persons expenses are. Watch this video to see…

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