By Kate Wilkinson
Paid leave benefits have become infinitely more complex to understand because of wildly varying policies across municipalities, counties and states.
Because of this variance, understanding and building the right amount of paid leave coverage for your clients’ employees can prove challenging, but ultimately crucial to ensure employee health and happiness.
With a patchwork of policies to navigate, brokers have to provide guidance on the right mix of benefits while staying compliant with current laws.
Although most employers offer a baseline of traditional paid leave benefits, such as paid time off and short-term disability, additional benefits can give employers the leg up they need to attract and retain top talent. Workers’ individual and family needs continue to evolve, and more employees than ever are using paid time off for things like taking care of a newborn or an elderly family member. As a result, employers and employees are starting to think about benefits differently.
By sorting through the policy noise and understanding all available options, you can help your clients select the right components of a paid leave benefits program while staying competitive and compliant with current laws.