Westchester to require paid leave for domestic violence
- Tuesday, 28 May 2019 06:08
Effective October 30, 2019, Westchester County, NY employers will be required to provide paid leave to employees who are victims of domestic violence or human trafficking. Leave under the new ordinance will be in addition to paid time off already required to be provided to employees under the Westchester County paid sick leave law, which took effect on April 10, 2019.
For the entire article, click here. Victims will be able to use up to 40 hours of paid leave per year.
NY to allow anytime enrollment for Domestic Violence Victims
- Friday, 15 April 2016 06:39
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is requiring insurers providing individual coverage through the state health exchange to allow victims of domestic violence or abandonment to enroll at any time.
The Department of Financial Services says those enrollments should be available starting Friday for coverage outside the state-operated exchange.
Standard enrollments through the exchange, established under the Affordable Care Act, are limited to between Nov. 1 to Jan. 31.
The department says the approach is consistent with federal policy and coverage will be available to any member of a household who is a victim, including those who are unmarried and dependents.
Insurers are Affinity, CDPHP HMO, Emblem HIP, Empire HMO, Excellus, Fidelis, HealthFirst, HealthNow, Independent IHBC, Metro Plus, MVP Health Plan, North Shore LIJ, Oscar, Oxford OHP, United and Wellcare.