Governors Phil Scott And Chris Sununu Take Next Step in Support of Their Twin State Voluntary Leave Plan
Montpelier, Vt. — This week, the Vermont Department of Human Resources and the New Hampshire Department of Insurance issued coordinated Requests for Information (RFI) in connection with Governor Phil Scott’s and Governor Chris Sununu’sproposed Twin State Voluntary Leave Plan.
The Governors’ plan proposes incentivizing the development of an insurance product for paid family and medical leave that is not currently offered in either state. To launch the initiative, each state would cover the full costs of providing Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FMLI) coverage to its state employees through an insurance carrier.
Combined, this represents 18,500 Vermont and New Hampshire state employees to anchor this public-private partnership, diversify risk and bring down costs. Participation would also be available to all businesses, as well as individuals, and is designed to encourage employers to opt-in and provides more favorable rates for those employers who cover all employees.