New York Disability Benefits / Paid Family Leave

Arch Insurance offers New York employers short-term disability benefits that meet the requirements mandated by the state.

New York Disability Benefit Leave (DBL)

The State of New York mandates that all employers provide their employees with short-term disability benefits in the event that an employee becomes disabled due to a non-occupational injury or illness. This may include such examples as an employee breaking a leg during a ski vacation or an employee giving birth.

Using the state mandates as a baseline, Arch Insurance offers enhanced disability plans to New York employers:

  • Shortened elimination periods.
  • Increased percentages of covered weekly benefits.
  • Increased weekly dollar maximum.
  • Increased overall covered weekly durations.

New York DBL Rates: 1 – 49 – Filed Rates

Bill Modemale ratefemale rate
Quarterly in Arrears$ 1.98*$ 4.48*
Annual in Advance$19.70$44.50

*Monthly rate per employee billed quarterly in arrears. As of 09/2023. Subject to change.
$80 Minimum Annual Premium

Additional Resources

NY PFL/DBL Product Sheet

Arch Insurance Group has built products out for Paid Family Leave and Disability Benefits Law specifically for New York employers. Learn more about these products here.

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New York Paid Family Leave (PFL)

New York’s Paid Family Leave program provides job-protected, wage replacement to employees when time is needed to bond with a child, care for a close relative with a serious health condition, or help relieve family pressures when someone is called to active military service.

Paid Family Leave (PFL) coverage will typically be added as a rider on an employer’s existing disability insurance policy.

Visit the New York State Paid Family Leave Website.

What’s Covered Under New York PFL?

Paid Family Leave provides eligible employees job-protected, paid time off to:

  • Bond with a newly born, adopted or fostered child,
  • Care for a family member with a serious health condition, or
  • Assist loved ones when a spouse, domestic partner, child or parent is deployed abroad on active military service.

Contact Us


Disability General Mailbox


Customer Service

Corporate Contact

Thomas Foschino

VP, Accident and Health

+1 646 563 5517

[email protected]

Sales Contact

Julie Lung

Business Development Manager

+1 720 457 0510

[email protected]

Underwriting Contact

Jim Iannicelli

Assistant Vice President, Disability Underwriting

+1 201 743 3937

[email protected]


Insurance coverage is underwritten by a member company of Arch Insurance Group Inc. This is only a brief description of the insurance coverage(s) available under the policy. The policy contains reductions, limitations, exclusions and termination provisions. Full details of the coverage are contained in the policy. If there are any conflicts between this document and the policy, the policy shall govern. Not all coverages are available in all jurisdictions.