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Colorado implemented FAMLI in January 2024 which provides paid family medical leave for eligible Colorado residents. Most Colorado employees become eligible to take paid leave after they have earned at least $2,500 in wages subject to FAMLI premiums, over a period of about a year. UNC has chosen SunLife as our private FAMLI plan administrator. Employees interested in applying for FAMLI benefits will need to apply through SunLife. FAMLI is designed to run concurrently with FMLA. If FAMLI leave is used for a reason that also qualifies as leave under FMLA, then the leave also counts as FMLA leave.

  • FAMLI Leave Summary 

    FAMLI provides a portion of an employee's weekly salary for up to 12 weeks per 12-month period to care for themselves or a family member. Employee's may receive wage replacement of 40 to 90 percent of their wages. UNC has opted to have SunLife reimburse us for approved wages for salaried employees. Hourly employees, including students or temporary employees, will receive approved wages directly from SunLife. Employees are eligible to use their available UNC leave to make their salary whole while out on approved leave.

    FAMLI benefits are primary to other leave benefits available to employees, such as parental leave or short-term disability. STD benefits will be reduced if the employee qualifies for FAMLI benefits. FAMLI benefits work concurrently with FMLA if the situation qualifies under FMLA guidelines.

  • Qualifying Reasons for FAMLI

    FAMLI provides up to 12 weeks of paid leave for the following reasons:

    • Employee's own serious health condition

    • Care for a family member with a serious health condition

    • Care for a child the first year after the birth, adoption, or foster care placement; 4 additional weeks of leave may be available for complications related to birth

    • To make arrangements for a family member's military deployment

    • Obtaining safe house, care, and/or legal assistance in response to domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault, or sexual abuse

  • SunLife Private FAMLI Plan Information
  • Leave Comparison Chart

    The State of Colorado has provided a chart to walk employees through the leave benefits that might be available for different situations. 

    Leave Comparison Chart