TCI Benefits are Now Available
The new Temporary Caregiver Insurance Program (TCI) was signed into law on July 11, 2013 with benefits becoming available beginning January 5, 2014. TCI provides eligible claimants up to four weeks of caregiver benefits to care for a seriously ill child, spouse, domestic partner, parent, parent-in-law or grandparent, or to bond with a newborn child, new adopted child or new foster-care child.
This is a new benefit administered by the TDI division. There is no new tax being taken from your employees to cover this benefit. TDI taxes will be withheld from employees at a rate of 1.2% of their first $62,700 in gross pay in 2014 – a maximum tax of $752.40. The rate remains the same as in 2013, with the limit raised from $61,400.
For additional information, please visit the TDI page of the RI Department of Labor and Training website or review their TCI brochure.