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Benefits during FMLA leave

Last updated: September 22, 2023

This page applies to all staff, academic personnel, and student employees.

If your leave is covered by FMLA, the University will continue to pay its employer portion of your health insurance. You will still be responsible for any portion of your benefits that you normally pay.

Benefits when FMLA leave is exhausted

Once your 12 weeks of FMLA is exhausted, if you are going to be absent from work for a full calendar month, the University will continue paying its portion of your health insurance if you remain in pay status for at least eight hours that month.

To remain in pay status, you must do one of the following:

  • Work at least eight hours
  • Use at least eight hours of accrued time off (e.g., sick, vacation, discretionary, compensatory time off; holiday credit; or personal holiday)