New parents are often in need of financial assistance when they must stop working during maternity and paternity leave. Most employers do not provide paid leave, and the state does not have a mandatory policy.

Two FMLA laws do offer job protections and health insurance continuation for workers at employers with more than 50 employees.


Short-term disability insurance in Wisconsin is a popular financial assistance option for families having children. The policy pays a cash benefit after mom delivers her baby.

Mom needs to stop working during her maternity leave. Most employers do not provide paid leave. Buy a private policy prior to conception to qualify.