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Virginia Voluntary Paid Family Leave (VA VPFL)
Virginia has passed an amendment to several sections of their insurance code to allow voluntary private family leave as a form of insurance.
Code of VA § 38.2-107.2 Private family leave insurance
Code of VA § 38.2-135 Classes of insurance companies may be licensed to write
Code of VA § 38.2-316 Policy forms to be filed with Commission
Code of VA § 38.2-1800 Definitions
The insurance commission established basic rules to set standards for policies and other form submissions, which is needed to understand the coordination of the new PFL benefits with the expanded pregnancy benefits within short-term disability.
Coverage Options: Voluntary fully insured paid family leave benefits available for insurance carriers to offer as a rider to a short-term disability policy, included in a short-term disability policy, or as a standalone 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:
Contributions: Voluntary offering. No mandatory payroll contributions to support a state program.
April 7, 2022: Governor signed
July 1, 2022: Law is effective
As of April 1, 2023
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