New York Paid Family Leave

How Lincoln plans to administer

Will Lincoln administer the New York Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefit?
  • It is Lincoln Financial Group’s intent to offer this benefit. We continue working to finalize our claim administration process and additional information will be made available prior to January 1, 2018.
  • Employees who currently have Lincoln benefits will receive communication from Lincoln in the near future about amending their New York statutory disability policy to include a rider for Paid Family Leave.
Will Lincoln charge an admin fee on top of the Paid Family Leave premium?
  • There is no additional fee charged for the administration of the NY Paid Family Leave. The rate for this benefit is set by the state and will be the same from carrier to carrier; no additional fees can be added to this rate. 
When will Lincoln begin billing customers for Paid Family Leave?
  • Lincoln will begin billing for the PFL benefit as of January 1, 2018.
  • The New York Disability Benefits Law and Paid Family Leave will be billed together and follow the same billing mode in place for each customer.
How do I calculate premium payment for my employees and my bill?
  • The state provided the weekly contribution for the PFL program; it is 0.126% of the employee weekly wage.  The weekly wage is capped at the state average weekly wage of $1,305.92.
  • For an employee who makes or exceeds the state average weekly wage, the maximum premium deduction is $1.65 per week.
  • This is collected from the employee through payroll deductions and is the same process followed on any employee-paid benefit.
  • The bill from Lincoln will be self-administered and require the number of lives covered, total payroll and total premium collected. 

In New York, insurance products (policy series GL111, GL3001) are issued by Lincoln Life & Annuity Company of New York, a Lincoln Financial Group® company. Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation and its affiliates. Affiliates are separately responsible for their own financial and contractual obligations. Limitations and exclusions apply.