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, 2014, each worker contributes 0.001 of the taxable wage base. For 2014, the taxable wage base is the first $31,500 in covered wages earned during this calendar year, and the maximum yearly deduction for Family Leave Insurance is $31.50. 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.