2021 Tools & Tactics Webinar: Connecticut Paid Family & Medical Leave 101 – Preparations for Success

Jennifer NelsonTools & Tactics, Webinars

Thursday, Nov. 11

9:00 am PT | 12:00 pm ET

Ready or not, Connecticut’s new Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) benefits will become available to employees on Jan. 1, 2022. With just months away from deployment, we will walk you through the distinctions between the state and private plans and provide an overview to what employers can expect based on what offerings are available.

This webinar will give you a full picture of the Connecticut PFML law and how it impacts three other employment laws to add wellness and financial security for you and your employees. You will learn more about the provisions of the law, including tips and guidance for what to consider based on your decision whether to utilize the state plan or select a private plan option. Walk away with a firm understanding of what to expect when an employee files a Connecticut PFML claim, including how claims will be administered, how to coordinate the benefits with STD, FMLA, PTO, and other benefit plans, and more!

DMEC members receive free registration for webinars.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore how Connecticut’s PFML program is influencing changes to the unpaid family and medical leave laws, and how the paid family leave is impacted by the statute to raise minimum wages.
  • Gain insight into state and private plan options, and what resources are available to support your organization.
  • Identify employer obligations and the timeline for participating in the claim submission/approval process.
  • Discover best practices for benefit overlap and coordination and learn how to respond to questions from employees, your carrier, and the state.


Tony Dulgerian
Senior Counsel, Legal Affairs

As senior counsel in MetLife’s U.S. insurance law department, Tony Dulgerian focuses his practice on the development, administration, marketing, and sale of MetLife’s leave and insurance products, including state statutory leave, FMLA, ADA, employer-sponsored leave, and disability. Prior to this role, Tony assisted employers with leave and other employment-related compliance issues for an AmLaw 100 firm. Tony graduated from New York University, cum laude, and Fordham University School of Law, magna cum laude.

Heather Tryon-Winship
National Director, Group Benefits

Heather Tryon-Winship is MetLife’s national director of life, absence, and disability within the group voluntary and worksite benefits organization. In her role, Heather is responsible for new sales growth, broker and consultant engagement, as well as strategic planning and support for MetLife’s small, regional, and national accounts sales force. During her nearly 20-year tenure with MetLife, Heather has held a variety of leadership roles within group benefits including claims, service, product, and sales. Her responsibilities have included analytics and consulting, continuous improvement initiatives, risk assessment, legal governance, and client contract negotiations.



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.

CLMS Logo_RGB_PNGExclusively offered by DMEC, the Certified Leave Management Specialist (CLMS) program is the only professional designation of its kind that provides interactive, hands-on training to ensure your programs effectively comply with state and federal leave laws. Learn more about the CLMS program.

Registration Fees

Registration Fees
DMEC members Free
Nonmembers $29.99

DMEC members receive free registration for webinars. 

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