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      TCI takes effect in Rhode Island

      The temporary caregiver insurance program, or TCI, is now law in Rhode Island.

      The TCI program provides up to four{}weeks of wage replacement benefits to workers who need to be out of work{}to care for a{}child, spouse, domestic partner, parent, parent-in-law or grandparent. It also applies{}to newborns, adoptions and foster children.

      A claim cannot be filed until the individual has been out of work for at least seven consecutive days.

      The{}program is{}administered by the state Department of Labor and Training's Temporary Disability Insurance Division and funded entirely by employee payroll deductions.