If you’re a Massachusetts employer who did not seek an exemption from Paid Family & Medical Leave and you made leave payments to an employee, you may be eligible for reimbursement.
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Eligible payments include those made from an employer’s self-insured benefit plan for either their temporary disability policy or PFML policy and payments made from an extended illness leave bank.
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“What types of payments are eligible?” with two bullet points that light up as they are read:
- “Temporary disability policy or PFML policy”
- “Extended illness leave bank”
To file for a reimbursement, an employee must first file an application for PFML.
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An employee has 90 days from the time they go on leave to complete their PFML application.
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Employer reimbursement requests will not be allowed when an employee’s application is filed over 90 calendar days from start of their leave.
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Employees will need an email address, proof of identity, and documents verifying their reason for going on leave.
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If you haven’t already registered a DFML leave administrator account, you will need to create one for your organization.
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The process is quick and easy and shouldn’t take more than 15 minutes.
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While going over the application, there are a couple of things you need to do to apply for reimbursement.
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You must request reimbursement through a link on the dashboard.
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To fill out the reimbursement form, you will need to gather some information.
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- “Your employee’s NTN case number”
- “A copy of your policy”
- “The dates and amounts of payments issued
And indicate in the open text field of the review page that you are seeking reimbursement, so the department doesn’t act on the application.
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Learn more about how to request a reimbursement.
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