This type of insurance program provides employees who must take leave from work because they are “temporarily disabled” for non- work-related reasons, including pregnancy and childbirth, with partial or complete income replacement while on leave. Five states (NY, NJ, RI, CA, and HI) and Puerto Rico have such programs. Some states that provide this type of disability insurance are considering expanding this program to cover employees who need to take family leave. For example, California has expanded its state disability insurance program to include family leave.

National Partnership for Women & Families (2005). Washington, D.C.: National Partnership for Women & Families.