Rhode Island was a leader in creating one of the nation’s first paid leave programs for its workers–the Temporary Caregiver Insurance program (TCI). Since January 2014, TCI helps you afford to take time off from work so you can:
- care for a seriously ill child, spouse, domestic partner, parent, parent-in-law, or grandparent
- bond with a newborn child, adopted child, or foster child
Legislation will be introduced this year to expand TCI so you can take more than 4 weeks and to make this benefit more accessible for lower-wage workers.
Factsheets and Legislation
- Fact Sheet: Expanding Access to Paid Leave (TCI)
- National Partnership for Women & Families Fact Sheet: Strengthening Paid Family Leave Will Help Rhode Island Families
- House Bill 5912 (Blazejewski)
- Senate Bill 765 (Goldin)
Rhode Island is a leader in providing paid family leave through the Temporary Caregiver Insurance program (TCI) so that workers can take time off work to care for a seriously ill loved one. Many Rhode Islanders are caregivers for their older parents or other family members but don’t know about TCI.
This webinar explains the program, who is eligible, and how to apply. The webinar is intended for caregivers, staff at senior centers, senior residences, social service agencies and others who touch seniors and their families.
Check out our latest fact sheets on Rhode Island’s paid family leave program, the legislative proposals to expand coverage, and additional resources.