If you are a self-insured employer seeking an exemption from making Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML)contributions, then you are required to provide a Surety Bond to guarantee benefits are provided to your employees. September 30, is a significant date for PFML bonds, as it signifies the end of the bond period for 2019. Why do some organizations in MA need a PFML bond? Instead of paying into the MA PFML fund, private organizations that are self-insured have the option to bond their PFML program. The paid leave is administered by the Family and Employment Security Trust Fund and requires.