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Information Regarding the Renewal of Fully-Insured PFML Exemptions


On October 29, 2020, the Department of Family and Medical Leave provided information concerning the renewal of employers’ paid family and medical leave (PFML) fully-insured exemptions. As background, employers that provide a private leave plan can apply for an exemption under the PFML. When employers last received this exemption, it was set to expire on December 31, 2020. They were also notified that if they did not have the private insurance in place on January 1, 2021, they would need to pay PFML contributions going back to October 1, 2019.

Employers that will file for an exemption for 2021 have from November 30, 2020, through December 31, 2020 to apply. The guidance provides links to detailed directions on filing and provides instructions on how the form must be completed. Employers that do not intend to renew their exemption will need to contact the PFML Contact Center at (617) 466-3950.

Information Regarding the Renewal of Your Fully-Insured PFML Exemption »