Question:

Am I still be eligible for benefits while on a leave of absence?

  

Answer:

Eligibility requirements differ depending on your classification.  If an employee is approved for NDI, benefits will be continued regardless of classification or FTE.

  • Faculty, Teaching Associates and Staff- Requires an appointment with a time base of at least 0.5 (equivalent to 7.5 weighted teaching units) for at least six months and one day.
    • If a Faculty or Teaching Associates paid leave drops below 0.5 time base, benefits will automatically be canceled.  When you meet the eligibility requirements at a future date, you will automatically be reenrolled. 
    • If a staff member takes an entire month of leave without pay, benefits will automatically be canceled.  When you meet the eligibility requirements at a future date, you will automatically be reenrolled.  
  • Lecturers and Coaches- Requires an appointment with a time base of at least 0.4 (equivalent to 6 weighted teaching units) for at least one semester.
    • If the paid leave drops below 0.4 time base, benefits will automatically be canceled.  When you meet the eligibility requirements at a future date, you will automatically be reenrolled.