Virginia Paid Family Leave

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On April 2, 2022, Virginia’s governor signed legislation allowing private Family Leave Insurance in Virginia. Employers may purchase Paid Family Leave insurance for their employees.
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Virginia’s insurance code now includes voluntary Paid Family Leave as a new form of insurance. Private carriers can offer voluntary, fully insured benefits in a rider to a Short-term Disability policy, included in a Short-term Disability policy, or as a standalone policy.

Preguntas Frecuentes

No, we’re not currently offering Paid Family Leave insurance in VA. We’re still evaluating our position and considering when to enter the VA market. Please visit this page for product offering updates and other Virginia Paid Family Leave Insurance developments.
No, this is not a mandatory program. Virginia’s insurance code now allows private carriers to offer Paid Family Leave coverage in Virginia.
Coverage is provided for the following leave reasons:
  • Birth of a child 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
  • Support circumstances arising if 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
Please reach out to your employee benefits representative at The Hartford for additional information.
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