Press Release: Paid family leave portal goes live for Colorado workers

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(DENVER) – The online portal where workers can start applying for paid family and medical leave under Colorado’s new voter-approved insurance program is now up and running.

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment’s Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) Division announced today that the My FAMLI+ portal will help Colorado workers apply for paid leave when it becomes available in January.

My FAMLI+ allows workers to apply for partial wage replacement when they need to temporarily step away from their jobs because of life events such as welcoming a new child, facing a serious health condition or caring for a loved one facing a medical condition.

Paid leave becomes available for almost all Colorado workers on Jan. 1, 2024. Opening the application portal more than a month early will help those who know they will need paid leave as soon it becomes available for things like welcoming a new child or because they’re planning a major surgery for early next year.

To help everyone navigate the portal and get their questions answered about applying for FAMLI benefits, the FAMLI Division is putting on three statewide virtual town halls in English and Spanish in December, January and February at the dates and times below:

  • December 6, 2023:
    English: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Spanish: 3 - 4 p.m.
  • January 10, 2024:
    English:11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Spanish: 3 - 4 p.m.
  • February 1, 2024:
    English: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Spanish: 3 - 4 p.m.

Registration, streaming and dial-in details are available here.

The FAMLI Division started collecting premiums and wage reports at the beginning of 2023 to prepare for the release of benefit payments next year. The Division is led by Tracy Marshall, a Registered Nurse for over 25 years who is Board-Certified as both a Case Manager and Disability Management Specialist.

“We’re proud to give Colorado workers a best-in-class user portal to give them the support they need when facing a major life event,” Marshall said. 

“Not only does My FAMLI+ provide Colorado workers a stress-free application process, it also allows health care providers to certify their patients’ claims all online, reducing the paperwork and processing times. 

For more details, check out our how-to videos, a user guide, webinars and FAQs to help workers navigate the program.