VoluntaryAll private plans are approved for a 3-year period.
- To renew the private plan, a new application must be submitted, which means the employer must educate the employees about the plan and hold a vote on the proposed plan before submitting the application.
- To terminate the private plan at the end of the 3-year period, the employer must provide the Authority at least 90 days' notice.
- This notice is necessary in order for the Authority to adequately prepare to intake requests for paid leave from the employee population.
The CT Paid Leave Authority may deny or withdraw approval for a private plan if it determines that the employer has:
- Threatened or coerced employees in connection with the private plan vote
- Failed to pay benefits
- Failed to pay benefits timely and in a manner consistent with the public plan
- Failed to maintain an adequate surety bond as required by the CT Insurance Department (CID)
- Misused private plan funds
- Failed to submit reports as required
- Provided materially false information to the CT Paid Leave Authority or the CT Insurance Department (CID) or failed to comply with sections 31-49e to 31-49t, inclusive of the Connecticut General Statutes
- Has directed or permitted its insurer or Third-Party Administrator to engage in such actions
If the Authority terminates the private plan for any reason, it will indicate the date that such termination will occur. Coverage under the public plan will begin on the first day following the last day that coverage was in force under the private plan.