Welcome to the New Hampshire Paid Family and Medical Leave (NH PFML) Plan The First Voluntary PFML Plan in the Nation

New Hampshire Paid Family and Medical Leave (NH PFML) provides participating New Hampshire workers with 60% of their average weekly wage (up to the Social Security wage cap) for up to six weeks per year for specified leaves of absence from the workplace.

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Did you know?

Did you know?

  • NH PFML is available to all NH employers and NH workers through MetLife, the state’s PFML insurance partner.
  • NH PFML is a first in the nation, state-sponsored, voluntary plan where NH employers and eligible NH workers can purchase a paid family and medical leave insurance plan that provides up to 60% wage replacement for covered workers for up to 6 weeks per year for absences from work for covered common life events. 
  • NH PFML insurance can be purchased from MetLife, the state’s insurance partner for the plan, either directly or through an insurance agent, broker or consultant 
  • Employers who purchase NH PFML from MetLife are eligible to receive a Business Enterprise Tax (BET) credit of up to 50% of the premium they pay on behalf of their workers.
  • Individuals who work for a NH employer may purchase NH PFML for themselves if their employer does not provide NH PFML insurance or an equivalent benefit.
NH PFML insurance provides wage replacement during absences from work for common life events, such as:

NH PFML insurance provides wage replacement during absences from work for common life events, such as:

  • One’s own serious health condition(s) when disability coverage doesn’t apply, including childbirth
  • Child bonding due to birth, adoption or fostering
  • Serious health condition(s) of a family member
  • Qualifying need arising from military deployment or service
  • Caring for a qualifying military service member
The NH PFML insurance plan includes:

The NH PFML insurance plan includes:

  • Paid Family and Paid Medical Leave together in a single insurance policy
  • 60% wage replacement benefits up to the Social Security wage cap for qualifying leave reasons
  • Leave can be taken all at once (continuous) or in partial days (intermittent) with a minimum of
    4-hour increments
  • Employers will have the choice of duration to offer under their NH PFML insurance plan:
    • Option 1: 6 paid weeks of leave 
    • Option 2: 12 paid weeks of leave
       
NH PFML insurance provides:

NH PFML insurance provides:

  • Crucial wage replacement to help workers cope during a health crisis or care need
  • Improved worker retention, increased morale and productivity
  • Plan design options for employers to consider 
  • A Business Enterprise Tax (BET) credit to enhance a business’s bottom line

New Benefit Announcement

Effective January 1, 2023, all employers in New Hampshire will be able to participate in the New Hampshire Paid Family & Medical Leave plan (NH PFML), the insurance plan that provides NH workers with wage replacement coverage for specific leaves of absence.