- Disability Insurance
- Ancillary Group Benefits
- Paid Family Leave
- Bind DBL / PFL
Maryland PFML is Maryland’s paid family and medical leave program under the Time to Care Act. Named Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) the program provides up to 24 weeks of paid leave for a variety of caregiving or medical reasons.
Maryland employees can claim Maryland PFML (FAMILY) to care for a new child during the first year the child joined the family through birth, adoption, kinship care or foster placement. FAMLI also covers time off due to an individual’s own health condition, time off to care for a family member with a serious health condition, or to care for a service member who is the worker’s next of kin. FAMLI also covers time off for a qualifying military exigency if a family member has been deployed as a member of the U.S. military.
To be eligible for coverage, an employee must have worked at least 680 hours in 12 months prior to leave.
Employers must begin funding FAMLI through payroll taxes beginning October 1, 2024. If an employer opts for a private plan, they may be exempt from remitting contributions to the State during the pre-funding period. More information to follow.
In general, private paid family and medical leave plans offer better service, faster, more flexible claims payouts, and cost savings.