Texas passed a bill allowing insurance companies to issue Paid Family Leave coverage in the state. Carriers may begin filing their non-statutory PFL insurance product on September 1, 2023.
- January 1, 2024: Once the PFL product is approved, insurance carriers can offer TX PFL to employers in Texas on a voluntary basis.
Is The Hartford Offering Fully Insured Coverage in TX?
No, we’re not currently offering Paid Family Leave insurance in Texas. We’re still evaluating our position and considering when to enter the Texas market. Please visit this page for product offering updates and other Texas Paid Family Leave Insurance developments.
Is Paid Family Leave Insurance a Mandatory Program for All Employers in Texas?
No, this is not a mandatory program. Texas’ insurance code now allows private carriers to offer Paid Family Leave coverage in Texas.
What’s Covered Under TX Paid Family Leave Insurance?
Coverage is provided to covered employees for the following leave reasons:
- Birth or adoption of a child
- Placement of a child with the employee for foster care
- Care of a family member with a serious health condition
- Circumstances arising due to the employee’s family member, who is a service-member, being on active duty or notified of an impending call or order to active duty
- To care for certain family members injured in the line of duty
Please reach out to your employee benefits representative at The Hartford for additional information.
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