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Employment Development Department
Employment Development Department

Elective Coverage Premiums


For calendar year 2018 Disability Insurance Elective Coverage (DIEC) premiums are based on net profit reported in 2016 Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form 1040, Schedule SE or Schedule C. Each quarter, one fourth of this amount is reported as “wage credits.” The DIEC premium rate for 2018 is 4.59 percent of the first $114,967 in net income. The premium includes contributions for the Disability Insurance (DI) and Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefits.

Determine Premiums by Net Profit

If the net profit shown on line 3 of your 2016 IRS Form 1040, Schedule SE or line 31 on Schedule C is:

For information about the DIEC program, contact the DIEC unit at 1-916-654-6288 or EDD Taxpayer Assistance Center at 1-888-745-3886 (TTY users dial the California Relay Service at 711). Representatives are available Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Offices are closed weekends and holidays.

Send correspondence to:

Employment Development Department
DIEC Unit, MIC 5
P.O. Box 826880
Sacramento, CA 94280-0001

For questions about filing a claim, contact State Disability Insurance (DI or PFL) by telephone, in person, or correspondence.