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19. What happens to my benefits while I am on unpaid family and medical leave?

If you qualify for FMLA, the university's contribution for your medical and dental benefits continues during your leave even if you are on leave without pay. We will let you know in writing when your regular benefits end and when you become eligible for benefits under FMLA. When you are on unpaid leave, you will be required to pay the portion of the medical and dental premium that is normally deducted from your paycheck. You are also eligible to pay for any additional plans you wish to continue during your unpaid leave.

If you return during the 12 weeks allowed under family and medical leave, or the day immediately after the 12 weeks ends, your coverage will be reinstated effective the first of the next month. If you do not return immediately after the 12-week period ends, you must meet the 80 hour rule for classified employees, or the .50 FTE rule for unclassified employees before coverage becomes effective. This means you must work at least 80 hours or .50 FTE in the month you return to be eligible for coverage the following month.

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Family Medical Leave

Employee Benefits Staff List

Employee Benefits - 204 Kerr | 541-737-2805 | general email
Donna Chastain Donna Chastain Director, Workplace Solutions 541-737-2806
Heidi Melton Human Resources Officer
Workers’ Compensation, Standard Insurance Claims (STD&LTD)
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Christina Schaaf Benefits Consultant
Benefit Issues for Business Centers: HSBC, BEBC & AABC
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Jessica Dalziel Benefits Consultant
Benefit Issues for Business Centers: UABC, FOBC & Chancellor’s Office
541-737-3521
Roshni Sabedra Benefits Consultant
FMLA/OFLA/Military Leave
541-737-5946
Whitney Barstad Benefits Consultant
Benefit Issues for Business Centers: ASBC & AMBC
541-737-2269
Patricia Young Benefits Consultant
Retirement, Savings & Pension Programs
541-737-8254