2019 NY Paid Family Leave Adjustment to Rates and Benefits

NY Small Business Health Insurance

September 6, 2018


NY has announced new rates and benefits starting 2019 for Paid Family Leave. Starting January 1, 2019 the maximum benefit will increase from 50% to 55% of the employee’s average weekly wage. In addition, benefits will continue for up to 10 weeks of leave, an increase from 8 weeks in 2018.

This increase in benefit and duration will push rates from 0.126% of gross wages to 0.153% in 2019. The maximum contribution cannot exceed $107.97 in a calendar year.

For more information, please see the NYDFS release here.