Voluntary Plans

Voluntary plans are employer-run paid family and/or medical leave insurance programs. Employers can choose to use a voluntary plan for family leave, medical leave or both. Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, all Washington employers must offer paid family and medical leave whether it's through a voluntary plan or the state plan.

The voluntary plan guide is intended to give you the information you need to successfully apply for a voluntary plan. The guide includes the administrative requirements, the benefit requirements and more.

For up to date information and our Voluntary Plan Guide, see our new site paidleave.wa.gov.

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Submit your voluntary plan application

Voluntary plan questions? 

Our Customer Care Team is available to answer voluntary plan questions from 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday.

Call: 833-717-2273

Email: paidleave@esd.wa.gov

Stay up to date about voluntary plans through our voluntary plan newsletter.