New Jersey Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI) and Family Leave Insurance (FLI)

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New Jersey Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI) and Family Leave Insurance (FLI)

New Jersey Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI) and Family Leave Insurance (FLI)

The New Jersey state program provides Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI) and Family Leave Insurance (FLI) wage replacement benefits to eligible workers who need time off from work. Workers may be eligible for TDI if they are unable to work due to a non-work-related injury or illness or during pregnancy and/or childbirth. Workers may be eligible for FLI to care for a seriously ill family member or to bond with a new child, and to address matters related to being a victim of domestic violence or sexual violence. Employment covered under the New Jersey Unemployment Compensation Law, including state and local government employment, is also covered for Family Leave Insurance.

Coverage Options: Employers can participate in the state-run program or they can self-insure or fully insure a private plan.  MetLife provides fully insured and self-insured temporary disability coverage only.

Job Protection: The NJ TDI and FLI coverage is not job protected. However, job protection may be provided through other federal or state laws such as the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) or the New Jersey Family Leave Act (NJ FLA).

Benefits:

  • TDI: 26 weeks; Workers may receive approximately 85% of their weekly wages with a maximum benefit of $903/week
  • FLI: 12 weeks; Workers may receive approximately 85% of their weekly wages with a maximum benefit of $903/week

Contributions:

  • TDI: Employee contribution (payroll deduction) of 0.47% of first $138,200 of pay up to a maximum of $649.54. Employer funds the balance of the plan cost
  • FLI: Employee contribution (payroll deduction): 100% employee-paid at 0.28% of first $138,200 of pay up to a maximum of $386.96

As of January 1, 2021

What is Paid Family & Medical Leave?

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NJ Statutory Plans Brochure
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NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development Website
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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.