Rhode Island’s Temporary Caregiver Insurance Program

Rhode Island’s Temporary Caregiver Insurance program (TCI) took effect in 2014. The TCI program provides up to four weeks of wage replacement benefits to employees who need to take time off from work to bond with a new child or to care for a seriously ill child, spouse or family member.

This document is intended to answer any questions small employers might have about Rhode Island’s TCI program and its effects on small business owners and their workers.


Start Small Think Big

At Start Small Think Big (“Start Small”), we believe that access to high-quality legal, financial management, and marketing services is an essential part of starting or growing a successful small business, especially for small businesses owners who are currently lower income. We are a nonprofit organization that focuses on pairing entrepreneurs positioned to grow their businesses with top pro bono attorneys and financial and marketing experts.

Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce

The Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to making Tompkins County a great place to live and work. Its mission is to advocate for the free enterprise system and sound economic development, foster success its members and promote a high quality of life for all Tompkins County residents. With over 700 active members, the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce is a progressive, forward-thinking organization that serves as the voice of Tompkins County businesses.

New York City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

The New York City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce represents and advocates for Hispanic businesses in New York City in a cohesive and collective manner. The organization works with new entrepreneurs, growing businesses, revitalize established businesses and students to assure the success of Hispanic businesses and the community they serve. The NYCHCC works to elevate its community to greater heights by offering membership benefits that serves a mutually beneficial purpose, including giving members access to all networking events to help grow their business or organization.

Manhattan Chamber of Commerce

The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce (MCC) is a membership organization comprised of a cross section of member businesses ranging from sole proprietors to large corporations and conglomerates. With 10,000 members and subscribers, we represent the voice of over 100,000 companies in Manhattan and partner with over 300 diverse business organizations in the city. Our members are part of one of the largest constituencies in the country representing approximately 1.6 million US employees and approximately 4.5 million employees globally. Locally, our member companies have over 165,000 employees.

Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce

For 60 years, the Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce(GVCCC) has worked to provide dynamic business and civic leadership in New York City and serve as the leading voice for business in its communities. GVCCC provides innovative and effective programs and services to support businesses throughout Greenwich Village, the East Village, Union Square, Flatiron, Chelsea, NOHO and SOHO.

Corning Area Chamber of Commerce

The Corning Area Chamber of Commerce provides business resources, education, information, contacts and government advocacy to members and communities. Since 1914, the Commerce has been a catalyst serving and advancing business and community interests of the region.

Brooklyn (Kings County) Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

The Brooklyn (Kings County) Hispanic Chamber of Commerce helps foster Brooklyn small business success by helping to process loans, assisting with Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) certification, hosting educational/networking seminars and by assisting aspiring entrepreneurs in getting started by providing extensive and thorough education to those who wish to become small business owners.