Effective in 2019, the percentage paid for disability benefits and Paid Family Leave increases from 55% to 70% for those that earn less than one-third of the State’s
average quarterly wage during the prior four quarters or 60% for those that earn a higher amount. The law has a sunset provision after 2021. The seven-day waiting period for Paid Family Leave has been eliminated.
Flexible Spending Account:
Maximum Contribution: $ 2,700
[applies only to
employer contributions, the maximum (on top of any employee contributions), is the higher of $500 or an amount equal to a dollar for dollar match of the employee contribution.
Dependent Care Assistance Program:
Maximum Contribution: $ 5,000
[for any number of dependents]
Credit Based on Eligible Expenses for One Dependent: $ 3,000
Credit Based on Eligible Expenses for 2+ Dependents: $ 6,000
Qualified Transportation Fringe Benefit per Month
Employer Provided $14,080
(Phase out starts at MAGI $211,160, goes to zero at $251,160.)