Cost to the Worker
The family leave program is financed 100% by worker payroll deductions. Employers do not contribute to the program. Starting January 1, 2015, each worker contributes 0.09% of the taxable wage base. For 2015, the taxable wage base is the first $32,000 in covered wages earned during this calendar year, and the maximum yearly deduction for Family Leave Insurance is $28.80. The taxable wage base changes each year.
The cost for coverage under an approved private plan can not be more than you would have contributed for State Plan coverage.