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Your source for the latest group life and absence management news.


Absence Management Newsletter 

The New York Life Group Benefit Solutions' Absence Management Newsletter keeps you informed about pending or enacted leave, disability, and statutory laws.

New York Life Group Benefit Solutions' Absence Newsletter: April 2022

Get details about how we're rolling out myNYL GBS.com for faster and easier benefits management. Find answers to your questions about New Hampshire's new paid family medical leave program. And see our latest statutory updates and new webinar offerings.

Click here to download the April 2022 newsletter.

Past Newsletters

New York Life Group Benefit Solutions' Absence Newsletter: March 2022

We see what employers are facing after the Supreme Court vaccine-mandate decision. We also share statutory-benefit resources and long-COVID insights from our Group Solutions Sit-Down Podcast.

Click here to download the March 2022 newsletter.

New York Life Group Benefit Solutions' Absence Newsletter: February 2022

We review the Supreme Court's decisions on the vaccine mandate in this issue. We also share findings from the State of Grief Report, provide updates on the PFML program for CT, and review updated quarantine guidance in NY.

Click here to download the February 2022 newsletter.

New York Life Group Benefit Solutions' Absence Newsletter: January 2022

2022 begins with a new ADA COVID-19 policy, Statutory Disability  updates in California, Hawaii, and Rhode Island, and three Group Solutions Sit-Down Podcasts on the future of Absence Management.

Click here to download the January 2022 newsletter.

New York Life Group Benefit Solutions' Absence Newsletter: December 2021

In this twelfth issue, we share online resources which include playback of our Changing Leave Laws for 2022 webinar, upcoming financial wellness webinars, and our new series of podcasts on the future of Absence Management.

Click here to download the December 2021 newsletter.

New York Life Group Benefit Solutions' Absence Newsletter: November 2021

This month we focus on several  topics related to COVID-19 infection and recovery.  We also share legislative updates from California and New York, and upcoming webinars which include a discussion of anticipated leave law changes in 2022.

Click here to download the November 2021 newsletter.

New York Life Group Benefit Solutions' Absence Newsletter: October 2021

In this tenth issue, we share survey results that show an upward trend in challenges relating to mental health. We also provide updates relating to leave and disability legislation in CA, DC, CT, NJ, plus PFL and PFML rate changes in NY, MA and WA.

Click here to download the October 2021 newsletter.

New York Life Group Benefit Solutions' Absence Newsletter: September 2021

In our ninth issue, we offer tips for working more comfortably, the latest regarding violence-related leave in Missouri, paid leave in Maryland, security and safety in Illinois, California disability benefits, and updates of Federal Paid Family Medical Leave.

Click here to download the September 2021 newsletter.

New York Life Group Benefit Solutions' Absence Newsletter: August 2021

Our eighth issue focuses on OSHA’s COVID 19 Emergency Temporary Standard regulations, Oregon and Maine PFML updates, Louisiana Pregnancy Accommodation, Rhode Island TCI legislation, plus insight from New York Life’s latest Wealth Watch survey.

Click here to download the August 2021 newsletter.

New York Life Group Benefit Solutions' Absence Newsletter: July 2021

Our seventh issue includes PFML updates in New Hampshire, Oregon and Maine, recent changes in Rhode Island disability legislation, plus two new financial webinars to be offered in July and August.

Click here to download the July 2021 newsletter.

New York Life Group Benefit Solutions' Absence Newsletter: June 2021

In this sixth issue, we focus on state PFML changes in New York, Connecticut, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Washington, DC. We also look at other absence-related news and free financial webinars.

Click here to download the June 2021 newsletter.

New York Life Group Benefit Solutions' Absence Newsletter: May 2021

In this fifth issue, we’ll look at the American Families Plan and the newly proposed Building an Economy for Families Act. We also review PFML updates in CT, MA, OR, and WA. And provide statutory activity updates for DE, VA, and NY... and more.

Click here to download the May 2021 newsletter.

New York Life Group Benefit Solutions' Absence Newsletter: April 2021

In this issue, we’re examining employer impacts from the American Rescue Plan of 2021, California COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave, updates from Washington State and Utah, COVID-19 FAQs, pending legislation, and more.

Click here to download the April 2021 newsletter.

New York Life Group Benefit Solutions' Absence Newsletter: March 2021

Paid family and medical leave is dominating the news cycle in this edition examining a summary of state legislative activity, COVID-19 impacts in Washington State, important dates in Connecticut, delays in Massachusetts, and much more.

Click here to download the March 2021 newsletter.

New York Life Group Benefit Solutions' Absence Newsletter: February 2021

Continuing in keeping you informed with pending or passed leave, disability, and statutory laws, providing information that might impact your company and workforce.

Click here to download the February 2021 newsletter.

New York Life Group Benefit Solutions' Absence Newsletter: January 2021

Keeping you informed with pending or passed leave, disability, and statutory laws; providing information on Massachusetts paid family and medical leave; an updated summary of state disability and paid family leave laws; and Oregon proposed regulations for paid family and medical leave in this edition.

Click here to download the January 2021 newsletter.


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