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Employers would be able to voluntarily purchase family medical leave plans for their workers under legislation proposed during the recent National Council of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) summer meeting.

The bipartisan Paid Family Leave Insurance Model Act is sponsored by Paul Utke, a Republican state senator from Minnesota, and Deborah Ferguson, DDS, a Democratic state representative from Arkansas. Policies would pay benefits:

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