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Renewing your private plan exemption

Employers with an approved exemption from making Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) contributions may renew their exemption by its expiration date. In most cases, the exemption period is for four quarters.

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General information

An employer with an approved exemption from making paid leave contributions may renew their exemption by its expiration date. In most cases, the exemption period is for four quarters. 

How to renew your private plan exemption

To renew an exemption, you must submit a new exemption application online through your MassTaxConnect account. You may begin this process during the quarter prior to the expiration of your current exemption. (i.e., If your exemption expiration date is September 30, you can begin the renewal process starting July 1).   

When renewing your private plan, the Department will require specific documents. If you are renewing your exemption with a purchased private, please see requirements for purchased private plans. If you are renewing your exemption with a self-insured plan, please see requirements for self-insured private plans.

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If you do not plan to renew your private plan exemption

If you do not intend to renew your employer exemption, you must notify the covered individuals and DFML no later than 30 calendar days prior to the exemption expiration date.  You may notify DFML by completing this form. 

Learn more about switching from a private plan to Paid Family and Medical Leave.

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Get answers to your questions in English, Español, and Português. Translation services for up to 240+ languages are also available. (833) 344-7365

Department of Family and Medical Leave - Hours of operation: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Fraud Reporting Hotline: (857) 366-7201

Department of Family and Medical Leave - Hours of operation: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

For questions about contributions and exemptions: (617) 466-3950

Department of Revenue - Hours of operation: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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