What is Statutory Disability Insurance (DBL)? New York State disability benefits insurance provides temporary cash benefits paid to an eligible wage earner to replace, in part, wages lost when he/she is disabled by an off-the-job illness or injury, and for disabilities arising from pregnancy.

Report a Disability Claim:

Disability claims can be reported via email to claimforms@shelterpoint.com or faxed to (516) 504-6414.


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Paid Family Leave (PFL)

Effective 01/01/18 employers with one or more employees will be required to offer Paid Family Leave to their employees. Paid Family Leave insurance will be a rider added on to your NYS Disability insurance policy.

Paid Family Leave can be utilized by any eligible employee for the following reasons:

  • Bonding with a newborn, foster or adopted child within 1 year from date of birth or placement. Can be used by father and mother, spouse, domestic partner or legal guardian.
  • Caring for a family member with a serious health condition (certified by a physician). Family members include spouse, domestic partner, child, parent (including step parents and in-laws), grandparents and grandchildren.
  • Attend to family matters when a family member is on active duty or being called to active duty. Family members include spouse, domestic partner, child or parent.
  • Employees are eligible once they work full-time (more than 20 hours/week) for 26 consecutive weeks or part-time (less than 20 hours/week) for 175 days.
 **based on the employee’s average weekly wage (AWW) up to a maximum of the annual NYS average weekly wage.

**based on the employee’s average weekly wage (AWW) up to a maximum of the annual NYS average weekly wage.

PFL is an employee paid benefit.

  • The insurance carrier will be paying the employee while out on leave, not the employer.
  • Employers are required to maintain the employee’s position and health insurance benefits while they are out on paid family leave.
  • Leave can be taken intermittently (in one day increments or more) or as a continuous leave.

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