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Information Regarding the Extension and Renewal of Your Fully Insured PFML Exemption 
8/12/2020
  • Department of Family and Medical Leave

If you currently have an exemption from remitting contributions to the Family and Employment Security Trust Fund for the period beginning October 1, 2019 and ending September 30, 2020, we are extending your private plan exemption until December 31, 2020.

Renewal applications will not be accepted before November 30, 2020. Please do not apply for a renewal of your exemption prior to November 30, 2020
 
On November 30, 2020, the renewal application period will open for employers with fully insured private plans. You must renew your PFML exemption in MassTaxConnect by providing us with your policy form number via an Insurance Declaration Document signed by your carrier on or before December 31, 2020. This number will be located on the PFML policy forms that will be provided to you by your PFML insurance carrier. For additional guidance on renewing your private plan exemption, please see here.
 
If you intend to renew and switch to a self-insured plan you may do so beginning on October 1, 2020, by logging on to your PFML account in MassTaxConnect to complete the renewal application. For more information on the self-insured application process, please see here.
 
If you do not intend to renew your exemption, please contact the PFML Contact Center at (617) 466-3950, or you may respond by sending an e-message via MassTaxConnect. For questions related to your MassTaxConnect account, please visit MassTaxConnect.

Department of Family and Medical Leave 

The Department of Family and Medical Leave oversees the Commonwealth’s Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) program. This program provides temporary income replacement to eligible workers who are welcoming a new child into their family, are struck by a serious illness or injury, need to take care of an ill or ailing relative, and for certain military considerations.
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