Absence management is complex.

We take it head on by offering a simplified, streamlined experience, so employers can easily manage multiple types of employee leave, all in one place. As the deadline approaches to opt into a private Massachusetts Paid Family & Medical Leave effective January 1, 2022, there’s no time like the present to start benefiting from a fully integrated process—we can help.

How do we do it?

Our intuitive online portal allows for convenient claim submissions and tracking, adherence to all federal and state leave laws, and return-to-work support from an in-house leave and clinical team. Guide. Protect. Provide. It’s what Guardian does. Watch the video to learn more.

What are the advantages for you?

  • Rest easy knowing claims are being managed accurately and efficiently – We average 99% when it comes to financial and procedural accuracy and process most new claims within a week.1
  • Feel confident that every type of employee leave will comply with all federal and state regulations and that our online portal will bring all claims together for a seamless, integrated experience.
    • 82% of employers struggle with leave law compliance2
    • 81% of employers struggle with coordinating different types of absences2
    Our legal staff, along with our compliance and claims professionals, continuously monitor federal and state leave and disability laws and regulations. We keep up with the changes, so you don’t have to. As an industry leader with expertise in every area of leave and disability for the past 60 years, we deliver an easy and seamless experience for both employers and employees across all claim types.
  • Look forward to an increase in productivity – 72% of employers who centralized and outsourced leave management saw improved return-to-work rates.2
  • Gain full operational transparency – 4 in 5 organizations prefer a single intake portal for employees to report all absence types.2 With one platform, employers get a clear line of sight into the leave journeys of their employees to better understand employees’ needs, how to adapt, and move forward.

With half of all employers in states with paid family & medical leave laws expecting to opt out to a private plan, where available, why not consider Guardian for your MA PFML today?2



Based on Guardian’s STD, State Mandated Disability and New York Paid Family Leave Claims 2021. Processing times based on claim received and decision dates. Processing times may vary.


2021 Guardian Absence Management Activity Index & Study

All terms of coverage, including benefits, eligibility, coverage limitations and exclusions under Guardian’s Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave plan (MA PFML) will comply with MA PFML law and regulation. Any optional riders and/or features which may be available may incur additional costs. Plan documents are the final arbiter of coverage.

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