NH PFML was established in state law as a voluntary program allowing employers and workers a choice whether or not to participate.
What are my responsibilities as an employer?
In addition to the benefits, New Hampshire Paid Family and Medical Leave (NH PFML) comes with a few responsibilities.
All Employers Should:
Consider sponsoring a NH PFML insurance plan for your NH workers
Contact MetLife to select a NH PFML insurance plan for your eligible NH workers
Learn about the Business Enterprise Tax (BET) credit for the portion of the NH PFML insurance premium you pay
Recognize that your eligible NH workers can purchase a NH PFML individual plan if you do not offer a NH PFML insurance plan or equivalent benefit plan
Address worker questions and direct workers to MetLife
Support the claims process by providing wage and leave information, work schedules and other benefits information to MetLife
In Addition, Employers with 50+ Workers Must:
- Collect worker premium payments through payroll deductions
- This requirement applies whether the employer opts into the NH PFML insurance plan or if workers purchase coverage under a NH PFML individual plan
- Employers paying 100% of premium do not have to take payroll deductions
- Restore workers to the position they held prior to leave or to an equivalent position
- Continue to provide health insurance during leave with workers paying any shared costs
Employers with Fewer Than 50 Workers:
- Smaller employers are not required to collect premium payments through payroll deductions
- Smaller employers make premium payments through arrangements with MetLife