If you are not eligible for FMLA leave, you are entitled to parental leave for up to 12 weeks immediately following the birth of a child or adoption or foster care placement of a child younger than three years. You must use your paid leave and FLSA and state compensatory time, if any. Once your paid leave and compensatory time are exhausted, you will be placed on leave without pay until you return to work. If you must be on leave without pay, your job protection will continue, but you will not receive the employer contribution toward your insurance coverage.
If you wish to continue your insurance coverage you must pay the full premium. You will need to complete a Benefit Change Form and a Dependent Enrollment Change Form, if applicable, to cancel any coverage you do not want to continue. You will be billed each month you are on leave without pay for the premiums. You may make Health Care Spending Account contributions directly to the spending account administrator while on unpaid leave. When you return from parental leave without pay, you may re-enroll in any coverage you dropped without providing evidence of good health or having pre-existing condition limitations by completing a new Benefit Change Form and Dependent Enrollment Change Form within 60 days.