Oregon Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance

Oregon employers can access disability benefits through a private plan that meets the requirements of Paid Leave Oregon.

Arch Insurance Group Inc., a market leader in statutory disability and paid family leave, has developed an insured product to meet the specifications of the new Paid Leave Oregon law. The product is built specifically for Oregon employers who wish to file for an Equivalent plan to the state program.

Oregon Paid Family and Medical Leave Law (HB 2005)

Oregon House Bill 2005 created a paid family and medical leave insurance program in the state of Oregon. This benefit may be available to employees beginning in September 2023.

Employers are required to participate in the state program unless they have an approved equivalent plan, such as one provided by Arch Insurance. Employers are required to submit contributions (deductions from payroll) to the state. Employers who file for approval of an equivalent private plan will be exempt from state contributions. These employers will remain exempt from state contributions as long as they retain an approved equivalent plan for their employees.

For the state plan, employers will contribute 40% of the total rate; employees 60% through payroll deduction. An employer can choose to pay all or part of the employee contributions as a company benefit.

What’s Covered Under Paid Leave Oregon?

Under the Paid Leave Oregon program, an eligible employee may take time away from work to:

  • Bond with a child during the first year after birth, adoption or foster care placement.
  • Care for a family member with a serious medical condition.
  • Address their own serious health condition.
  • Address issues relating to an employee experiencing issues related to domestic violence, harassment, sexual assault or stalking.

Visit Paidleave.Oregon.gov for more details.

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, two additional weeks may be possible due to limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth or a related medical condition.

Equivalent Private Plan Details

  • In order to participate in a private plan, the employer must obtain approval from the state Employment Department.
  • 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 States program.
  • Employers must apply for re-approval annually for three years after initial approval, or if the plan changes.
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Exempt Employers

Not all employers are required to participate in the Oregon plan. Federal government employees are not covered. Self-employed individuals and federally recognized travel employers are not required to participate, but may choose to opt into the state or a private plan.

Paid Leave Oregon

Learn more about the coverage and benefits available under Paid Leave Oregon.

Paid Leave Oregon Information for Employers
Paid Leave Oregon Information for Employees
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