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The state of Colorado is introducing a new paid family and medical leave insurance (FAMLI) program. Through the FAMLI program, most Colorado workers will be eligible for up to 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave starting in January 2024.

The FAMLI program is funded by premiums made by employees and some employers*. Contributions made in 2023 will establish the fund for benefits to begin for Colorado workers starting in 2024.

Starting January 1, 2023, employees will see a new payroll deduction of 0.45% of their wages on their paycheck. This small deduction covers employee contribution to the FAMLI program.

Employers of 10 or more employees are required to contribute to the FAMLI program. Employers of nine or fewer employees are not required to contribute the FAMLI program. This new program will not impact budgets of employers who have nine or fewer employees.

To learn more, please review the following resources.

FAMLI Program Notice

FAMLI Employee Handbook

For additional information, please visit FAMLI.Colorado.gov.

*If you’re looking for information on the FAMLI program specific to Consumer Directed Attendant Support Services (CDASS), please visit consumerdirectco.com/2023/04/famli-program-info-cdass. The CDASS program has taken a specific approach to the FAMLI program implementation.