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

Benefit (Begins January 1, 2022)

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

  • $780 per week (01/01/2022)
  • $840 per week (07/01/2022)

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.
  • One time 26 weeks of leave in a 12-month period for a family member to care for an active duty member undergoing medical treatment, recuperation or therapy, is otherwise in outpatient status or is on the temporary disability retired list for a serious injury or illness incurred in the line of duty.

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 meets 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 (group short-term disability, long-term disability, term life, or dental insurance) and have one or more employees working in Connecticut.

Want to learn more?

Talk to your advisor 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 representative.

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