Tennessee Voluntary Paid Family Leave (TN VPFL)

Tennessee Voluntary Paid Family Leave (TN VPFL)

Tennessee recently passed a new voluntary law, "Tennessee Paid Family Leave Insurance Act", which amends the insurance code and establishes paid family leave insurance as a new line of insurance that insurers may offer in Tennessee.

The insurance commission may still establish rules to set standards for policies and other form submissions, which will be needed to understand the coordination of the new PFL benefits.

Coverage Options: Voluntary, fully insured paid family leave benefits available for insurance carriers to offer as a rider (or included in the policy), for short-term disability, life insurance, or a standalone PFL policy. 

Benefits: The insurance codes do not establish minimum standards for family leave insurance other than the following absence reasons.

Absence reasons: Family leave insurance may replace all or part of an employee’s income loss due to the following events:

  • Birth of a child or adoption of a child by the employee.
  • Placement of a child with the employee for foster care 
  • Care of a family member of the employee who has a serious health condition
  • Circumstances arising out of the fact that the employee's family member who is a service member is on active duty or has been notified of an impending call or order to active duty

Contributions: Voluntary offering. No mandatory payroll contributions to support a state program. 

Key Dates:
March 31, 2023: Law signed 
January 1, 2024: Law is effective

As of May 1, 2023

What is Paid Family & Medical Leave?


TN PFML Statutory Leave Benefit Guide View

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