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New Hampshire Paid Family and Medical Leave (NH PFML)

New Hampshire Paid Family and Medical Leave (NH PFML)

The New Hampshire Granite State Paid Family Leave Plan (NH PFML) will begin on January 1, 2023. The State will be providing paid family leave benefits to their state employees and created a paid family and medical leave program to encourage other public and private employers to participate. Individuals who do not have access through their employer’s program can also opt for insured coverage for both paid family leave (PFL) and paid medical leave (PML) benefits.

NH PFML Details 

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Group Insurance/Administration:  

  • Fully Insured (through state approved carrier only): PML and PFL only (Special tax credits are available for employers who participate in the state’s preferred program)
  • Self-insured plan administration

Individual Insurance:

For those individuals not eligible for NH PFML benefits through their employer

Group Insurance/Administration: Employers that sponsor NH PFML benefits per the statute must restore employees to the position the employee held prior to such leave or an equivalent position consistent with the job restoration provisions of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Individual Insurance:  None

Group Insurance: 

  • Duration: at least 6 weeks or 12 weeks paid plus a 7-calendar day unpaid elimination period per year
  • 60% wage replacement up to the applicable Social Security taxable wage maximum
    • Flexibility within parameters set by the NH Insurance Department

 State Employees and Individuals: 

  • Duration:  6 weeks paid plus a 7-calendar day unpaid elimination period per year
  • 60% wage replacement, up to the applicable Social Security taxable wage maximum
  • Individuals only: Subject to a 7-month waiting period 
  • State employees : PFL only

PFL:

  • Child bonding within the first year of birth or placement if adopted or through foster placement
  • Care for a family member with a serious health condition
  • Military exigency or to care for a service member with a serious injury or illness

PML:

  • Employee’s own serious health condition

Group Insurance: 

  • Premiums are set based on the flexibility approved by the NH Insurance Department 

Individual Insurance: 

  • $5 maximum per week or $260 annually as set under the statute

December 1, 2023 : 

Employer 60-day open enrollment begins (target)

 January 1, 2023 : 

  • Individual 60-day open enrollment begins (target)

The information presented on this website is not legal advice and should not be relied upon or construed as legal advice. It is not permissible for MetLife or its employees or agents to give legal advice. The information on this website is for general informational purposes only and does not purport to be complete or to cover every situation. You must consult with your own legal advisors to determine how these laws will affect you.  Like most group benefit programs, benefit programs offered by MetLife contain certain exclusions, exceptions, waiting periods, reductions, limitations, and terms for keeping them in force.  Ask your MetLife group representative for costs and complete details.

As of June 1, 2022

What is Paid Family & Medical Leave?

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NH PFML Statutory Leave Benefit Guide View

Like most group insurance policies, insurance policies offered by MetLife contain certain exclusions, exceptions, waiting periods, reductions, limitations, and terms for keeping them in force. Ask your MetLife group representative for costs and complete details.

The information presented on this website is not legal advice and should not be relied upon or construed as legal advice. It is not permissible for MetLife or its employees or agents to give legal advice. The information on this website is for general informational purposes only and does not purport to be complete or to cover every situation. You must consult with your own legal advisors to determine how the specific state’s Paid Family and Medical/Disability Leave law(s) will affect you.