As of January 1, benefits for California’s Paid Family Leave (PFL) and Disability Insurance programs increased from 55 percent of wage replacement to 60 or 70 percent depending on income. The new law also eliminates the one-week waiting period for PFL claims. Physicians should be aware there is a new PFL benefits form (DE 2501F). Also, physicians can certify disability and PFL claims online at Benefits Programs Online. For more information, go to