Administer Approved Private Plans

Guidance regarding administration of private plans can be found in the Consolidated Policies and Policies & Procedures documents.

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Changing Your Approved Private Plan

To make material changes to an approved private plan, a new application must be submitted, which means the employer must first educate employees about the changes and hold a vote on the proposed revised plan. Filing a new application shall not terminate the approved status of the previously approved plan.

Changes made in order to comply with the law, including but not limited to changes to the Connecticut Paid Leave Act and related policies, will not require a new vote or a new application, even if material.

Material Changes vs. Non-Material Changes

The determination of whether a change is material is based on the perspective of the employees.
Examples of Material Changes

(non-exclusive list)

  • Changes to the plan design related to benefit amounts or durations
  • Changes to the insurance carrier or claims administrator
  • Changes to the class of covered employees, including eligibility rules and waiting period for coverage
  • Changes to the rate of contribution for the employee
  • Changes to the method of determination of the 12-month benefit period
  • Changes in how accruals (paid time off, sick bank, etc.) are utilized
Examples of Non-Material Changes

(non-exclusive list)

  • Cosmetic changes to the plan, for example, logos, fonts, branding
  • Changes to the legal name or legal address of the employer, assuming no changes to the actual ownership of the employer
  • Changes to the contact information or method for filing claims
  • Changes that are the result of changes in an employee’s status
  • Changes to correct grammatical or typographical errors.



If the CT Paid Leave Authority approves the proposed new private plan, the effective date of the new plan will begin a new three-year approval period.