Rhode Island

Rhode Island updated its benefit rate for Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI) program and Temporary Caregiver Insurance (TCI) in July.  The duration for TCI benefits will increase for 2022, and again in 2023.

Rhode Island Temporary Caregiver Insurance (TCI) and Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI) 

What is the Update?

Rhode Island has a disability benefit program called the Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI), and a Temporary Caregiver Insurance (TCI) program for family care leave and parental benefits.

The TCI benefit is increasing from 4 weeks to 5 weeks in 2022, and to 6 weeks in 2023.

Update (June 29, 2022): The TDI/TCI benefit rate will increase to a maximum of $1,007 (currently $978) per week, effective July 1, 2022. There is an additional 7% for each dependent (maximum of 5 dependents may be claimed).  The maximum weekly benefit for TDI/TCI with 5 dependents, effective July 1, 2022, will be $1,359 (currently $1,320) per week.

Handbook/Policy Updates

Updates to your company handbook may need to be made if you include Rhode Island state-specific income replacement benefits information. 

Notice Requirements

There are no specific updates required to the RI Combination Poster, which simply confirms high level information. Employers are still required to display this Combination Poster.

Larkin Action

The Larkin Company will be updating leave packets to include the updated information under TDI and TCI.  

Ensure you are offsetting any salary continuation/company top-up pay aligned with the new maximum weekly benefit rate (for TDI/TCI) and the new duration of (TCI) benefits, where applicable.  The Larkin Company will adjust offsets for any top-up (leave of absence pay) calculations or STD, accordingly, if we handle these services for you.

Further Company Considerations 

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Resources

A quick reference showing the change of weekly benefit rate effective July 1, 2022

https://dlt.ri.gov/sites/g/files/xkgbur571/files/2022-06/quickref.pdf

 

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