2022 Tools & Tactics Webinar: Preparing for the Upcoming Oregon and Colorado PFML Programs

Jai HookerTools & Tactics, Webinars

Wednesday, Sept. 21

9:00 am PT | 12:00 pm ET

Effective Jan. 1, 2023, both Oregon and Colorado will start collecting contributions for the state-funded paid family and medical leave (PFML) plans. While the actual benefits go live in September for Oregon and January 2024 for Colorado, organizations need to prepare for these programs now.

In this webinar, we will review current information including benefit plans, eligibility, contribution requirements, and important dates for both the Colorado and Oregon paid family and medical leave programs and provide guidance on how employers can prepare for the upcoming changes.

DMEC members receive free registration for webinars.

Learning Objectives

  • Review the upcoming PFML programs for Colorado and Oregon, including benefit plans, eligibility, contribution requirements, important dates, and other regulations.
  • Discuss how to prepare to implement the plans, covering administrative and human resources concerns, and how to educate your workforce on the changes.
  • Explore advantages of the options that are available to both Colorado and Oregon employers, such as participating in the state-funded plan or choosing a private plan.


Tom Foschino
Vice President
Accident & Health
Arch Insurance

Thomas Foschino is a Vice President at Arch Insurance responsible for managing the disability product line. In addition, Tom has been managing insurance and other technologies since 1987 at CSC, Zurich Insurance and Arch Insurance. He’s a graduate of New Jersey Institute of Technology and holds an Accident and Health Insurance license in both NJ and NY.

Sonja Spruiel
Regional Business Development Manager
Accident & Health
Arch Insurance

Sonja Spruiel is a Regional Business Development Manager with 20+ years of Employee Benefits expertise. Sonja has been managing statutory disability products for over 15 years at both Standard Life and Arch Insurance and has extensive knowledge of these programs.


This session qualifies for the following CEUs: 1 ADMS, 1 CDMS, 1 CLMS, 1 PHR, and 1 SHRM. To qualify for CEU credit:

  • You must attend the full duration of the webinar. Following the webinar and once attendance has been confirmed, you will receive an email with CEU reporting information.
  • You must register for and watch the webinar individually. Group participation does not qualify for CEU credit.

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Registration Fees

Registration Fees
DMEC members Free
Nonmembers $29.99

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