MCO and the state have signed a Letter of Understanding that allows new parents up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave, without having to use their sick or annual leave. The LOU also covers some adoptions. The LOU doesn’t apply to anyone on maternity or paternity leave before Oct. 1, 2020.
This is a great win for parents. MCO leaders were pleased to work with the Office of the State Employer to take this step for members and their families.