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Resources for State-Mandated Leave Programs

Prudential collected information on updates to state disability and leave laws in response to COVID-19. Affected states include:

  • California – waives the waiting period and updates the definition of serious health condition.
  • Rhode Island – removes the medical certification requirement and eliminates the seven-day waiting period.
  • New Jersey – issued a chart illustrating benefit availability in numerous situations related to COVID-19.
  • Washington – issued an FAQ for employees and employers.

While Hawaii also has a state program, as of this writing it has not issued an update. You can review details of the California and Rhode Island changes here: https://www.prudential.com/legislative-monitor-issue/statutory-states-provide-benefits-for-coronavirus

About the Author

Sue Thomas

Posted in: Employee Benefits, Human Resources

Posted by Sue Thomas

Director, Contracts & Compliance. Sue has more than 30 years of intensive, hands-on experience working with a wide variety of employee benefit plans. As the Director of Contracts and Compliance, Sue is responsible for the management of all BSG® client contracts, including insured contracts, service contracts, and self-insured contracts as well as ensuring that these materials comply with all applicable state and federal benefit regulations. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Sue has completed the RHU program, six CEBS courses and holds a Life and Health agent license.

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