Frequently Asked Questions

Beginning Jan. 1, 2021, the new Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Act takes effect. Brandeis has assessed these new regulations and worked hard to develop a set of redesigned, comprehensive and consistent paid family and medical leave benefits that best support employees and their families.

To facilitate these changes, The Standard will oversee these new leave programs to ensure a consistent application of the policy across all leave programs. The Standard's private plans will ensure you receive the best possible leave benefits — which are above and beyond the state's requirements — while providing an easier, integrated and more streamlined application process.

Please note: These frequently asked questions are based on our current understanding of the MAPFML, its regulations and The Standard's administrative processes. Details are subject to change, and we will provide updated information as applicable.


MAPFML Contributions

Medical Leave

Family Leave

Leave Process