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New Forms to be Provided by Fund Office for New York State Paid Family Leave in 2021

New Forms to be Provided by Fund Office for New York State Paid Family Leave in 2021

December 15, 2020

As you know, the NYCDCC Welfare Fund (the “Fund”) has been providing Paid Family Leave (“PFL”) under the Fund’s plan of benefits since the New York State PFL law became effective on January 1, 2018. The Fund’s PFL has been provided on an insured basis through Wesco Insurance Company. The Fund will continue to provide the benefit in 2021. However, the way the PFL is being provided is changing from an insured basis to a self-insured basis. Specifically, the Fund has been approved by New York State to provide the PFL benefit on a self-funded basis. The Fund has contracted with Amalgamated Employee Benefits to administer PFL benefits, beginning on January 1, 2021.

PFL requires job-protected, paid time off from work for employees:

  • to care for a seriously ill family member;
  • to bond with a newborn, adopted, or foster child;
  • for military exigency (as defined by the Federal Family Medical Leave Act); or
  • for self or minor dependent COVID-19 Quarantine.

Under PFL, full-time employees, which are defined by PFL as employees with a regular schedule of 20 or more hours per week, are eligible for coverage after 26 weeks of consecutive employment, and part-time employees are eligible after 175 days of employment.

If you would like to apply for PFL, you can find the new forms on the Funds’ website at

To learn more about PFL, you can visit the official website of New York State at If you have questions for the Fund, you can contact Member Services at (800) 529-FUND (3863).