About Private Plans
The Connecticut Paid Family and Medical Leave Act applies to all covered employers with one or more employees. Employers may apply to offer a private plan to all employees for paid leave coverage if it provides the same or better benefits than the state program. The CT Paid Leave Authority must approve the private plan before it can become effective. Although employers may apply for a private plan, individual employees are not permitted to opt-out of the CT Paid Leave program.
The money collected for a private plan does not go into the state's Trust Fund. The contributions go to an account or accounts established by the employer and can only be used by the employer to administer that private plan.