Privatizing coverage through the Massachusetts State Family Medical Leave Act puts money in the pockets of Massachusetts business owners

Business owners who want to privatize paid family medical leave in Massachusetts have until October 1, 2020, to make their decision. The DBL Center has more than 40 years experience in the statutory benefits markets in New York, New Jersey, and Hawaii.

As statutory benefits expand across New England, The DBL Center is available to help Massachusetts business owners save money. The DBL Center can write privatized policies with top insurance carriers, delivering cost savings and benefits equal to or greater than those underwritten through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

What Business Owners Need to Know About the Massachusetts Paid Family Medical Leave Act

Business owners must pay PFML premiums on policies written by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by October 1, 2020. But Massachusetts business owners who privatize paid family medical leave can defer MA PFML premiums for 2020 until January 1, 2021.

Deferring premiums on statutory PFML in Massachusetts helps free up cash for other expenses and leaves more money in employee’s paychecks.

Benefits “Equal to or Better” Than the State Plan

Paid family leave benefits allow employees to care for:

  • A new infant, adoption, or foster child
  • Family members if a spouse is deployed
  • A family member with a serious health condition who is also a covered member of the military services

Beginning July 1, 2021, PFML in MA will also cover time off to care for any family member with a serious health condition.

Privatized paid family and medical leave plans in Massachusetts must provide benefits equal to or better than the state plan.

“Massachusetts business owners who write their PFML policies with The DBL Center will save money and also benefit from the white-glove service we’ve delivered to our customers for decades,” says Michael Cohen, DBL Center president and CEO.

About The DBL Center Ltd.

With 40+ years in the insurance industry, The DBL Center services 100,000 insured corporations through 4,000 brokers across 15 states as a wholesale insurance general agency. The DBL Center specializes in DBL, PFL, TDB, TDI, and PFML in Massachusetts and Connecticut. For more information, visit, call 800.325.2777 or connect with us on LinkedIn.

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