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Employment Development Department
Employment Development Department

Voluntary Plans

California law allows employers or a majority of employees to apply to the Employment Development Department (EDD) for approval of a Voluntary Plan (VP) for the payment of Disability Insurance (DI) and Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefits in lieu of the mandatory State plan coverage. To be approved for a VP, the employer must post a security deposit with the EDD to guarantee that it meets all obligations of the VP.

For additional information about the VP program:

Employment Development Department
Disability Insurance Branch, MIC 29 VP
P.O. Box 826880
Sacramento, CA 94280-0001

For more information on the VP program, such as types of security deposits, reporting requirements, and disputed coverage claims, reference the Disability Insurance Employer’s Guide to Voluntary Plan Procedures (DE 2040). For additional forms and materials, visit VP Forms and Publications.