Connecticut paid leave

Key features

Coverage options

State plan or state-approved voluntary private plan


.5% of wages up to the Social Security cap

Waiting period

0 day waiting period for all leave reasons


95% of the covered employee’s base weekly earnings up to an amount equal to forty times the minimum fair wage as defined in CT law. Plus, 60% of that covered employee’s base weekly earnings above an amount equal to or greater than forty times the minimum fair wage.

Maximum benefit

  • $840 per week (07/01/2022)
  • $900 per week (06/01/2023)

Benefit duration (within a 52 consecutive week period)

  • Combined paid family and medical leave: 12 weeks, 2 additional weeks for a serious health condition that results in incapacitation that occurs during a pregnancy.


Get more information from the State of Connecticut.

Principal® has a solution

We’re here to help by offering a state-approved voluntary private plan. When you have other group insurance products with us, it’s easy to add this solution. Plus, you get the same top-level service that comes with any of our products.

You can be assured Principal is committed to offering a private plan that helps meet your obligation under the paid family and medical leave law as a Connecticut employer. Our fully insured product is available to employers who offer at least one other qualifying, insured Principal product (voluntary term life, dental, vision, or long-term disability) and have ten or more employees working in Connecticut.

Submitting a claim

To start a PFML claim, complete and submit the claim online.

Or, complete and submit the appropriate PFML claim form:

Want to learn more?

Talk to your financial professional to design a benefit offering that meets the specific needs of your business and employees.

This summary is not a complete statement of the rights, benefits, limitations or exclusions of the insurance described here. For cost and coverage details, contact your Principal financial professional.

Insurance products issued by Principal Life Insurance Company®, a member of the Principal Financial Group®, Des Moines, IA 50392.