Colorado Paid Family & Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI)

Arch Insurance is an approved carrier to offer a private plan that meets the requirements of the Colorado Family and Medical Leave Insurance law.

Arch Insurance Group Inc., a market leader in statutory disability and paid family leave markets, has a product built specifically for Colorado employers who wish to file an equivalent private plan that meets the state plan regulations.

Paid Family and Medical Leave Law (Proposition 118)

Proposition 118 created a paid family and medical leave insurance program in the state of Colorado. This benefit became available to employees beginning in January 1, 2024.

All Colorado employers are automatically enrolled into the state plan for FAMLI coverage. Employers were required to submit quarterly contributions (deductions from payroll) to the state starting Q1 2023. Oct. 31, 2023 is the deadline for employers to receive an approved private plan with a Jan. 1, 2024 effective date. These employers will be eligible for a refund of pre-funding contributions (less administration fee) paid in 2023.

For the state plan, employers will contribute 50% of the total rate; employees 50% through payroll deduction. An employer can choose to pay all or part of the employee contributions as a company benefit


What’s Covered Under Colorado’s FAMLI?

Under the Colorado FAMLI program, an eligible employee may take time away from work to:

  • Care for a new child, including adopted and foster children
  • Care for themselves, if they have a serious health condition
  • Care for a family member’s serious health condition
  • Make arrangements for a family member’s military deployment
  • Address the immediate safety needs and impact of domestic violence and/or sexual assault.

Family & Medical Leave Insurance Timetable for the State of Colorado

Date (Subject to Change) Requirement
01/01/2023 Contributions to the state plan began
04/01/2023 0.9% tax was due to the state from employers for Q1 2023
10/31/2023 Private Plan approval deadline for Jan. 1, 2024 effective dates
01/01/2024 Benefits became available
Employees in Multiple States

Get our State Disability & Paid Family Leave Reference Guide, which provides state-by-state guidance on PFML plans.

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State Plan Benefits

Under the state plan, eligible employees can collect up to 12 weeks of paid benefits. In some cases, four additional weeks may be possible, some of these may be unpaid.

Equivalent Private Plan Details

  • In order to participate in a private plan, the employer must obtain approval from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.
  • Employers are permitted, but not required, to deduct from employees’ pay to fund the equivalent program. The amount cannot exceed what employees would pay into the State program.
  • Employers must apply for re-approval annually for three years after initial approval, or if the plan changes.

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