Even with just one employee based in Massachusetts, businesses must be ready for the new Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave (MA PFML) law. However, many employers doing business in the state are still unaware of the requirements, which is why we asked attendees of our recent MA PFML webinar to tell us their most pressing questions.

Here’s what they asked, and how we answered:

I only have one employee working in Massachusetts. Do I have to extend MA PFML coverage to them?

What are the advantages of a private plan for a multi-state employer?

How do I file for a private plan exemption for MA PFML with Guardian?

Get more details about MA PFML

From employee eligibility to private plan insurance, read what you need to know in our FAQ


Need someone to manage it all? Guardian can help.

We can work with your business to help you more efficiently implement and manage PFML, streamline administration, and enhance compliance.  

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Guardian Webinar, Ready, Set Go Live! Preparing for the start of MA PFML, July 2020.  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 the 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.

The MAPFL regulations continue to be subject to updates by the state, with temporary income replacement to eligible workers currently scheduled to commence as of January 1, 2021.

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