Leave of Absence Without Pay (LWOP)
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EVENT DESCRIPTION: For leave of absence without pay lasting more than 30 days, employee may waive all plans excluding life insurance or continue coverage by paying his/her share of premiums.
WHEN EC-1/EC-1H MUST BE SUBMITTED TO EMPLOYER (Personnel Office): Within 45 days from beginning of a LWOP to waive plans. To reenroll after LWOP EC-1/EC-1H must be submitted within 45 days of return from LWOP
DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED TO BE ATTACHED TO EC-1/EC-1H: Employer is required to submit L-1 form
EFFECTIVE DATE: If employee cancels plans, the cancellation is effective the first day of the pay period following the LWOP.
CHANGES ALLOWED TO PLANS?: No