Providing benefits for state employees and retirees

Employee Group Insurance Benefits

Leave and COBRA Options

Insurance While on Leave

The state allows employees to take paid and unpaid leaves of absence for a variety of reasons. For more about when and under what circumstances a leave may be approved, contact your Human Resources Office.

You may be able to continue your state benefit plan coverage for a period of time while you are on an approved leave. Keep in mind, after your state medical and dental coverages end, you may qualify for continued coverage through COBRA.

Please consult the Benefits Summary for details about:

  • Leave Without Pay (LWOP)
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Leave With Pay
  • Disability Leave




After your eligibility for group health care coverage ends, you may be able to purchase continued medical and dental, on an individual basis, for a period of time under a federal law known as the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA).

Medical and Dental COBRA Rates:

You may be eligible to continue your FSA medical reimbursement account on a post-tax contribution basis if your account balance exceeds your contributions when your employment ends.

Visit the Benefits Summary for more details about COBRA's:

  • qualifying events
  • extensions
  • election
  • termination
  • conversion privileges


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In order to provide quick and easy plan data, some of the information provided on this website is abbreviated. Please consult the Benefits Summary & Plan Contracts for complete documentation.

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