Welcome to the Leave Benefits webpage!
If you are visiting this page, chances are you are currently losing or planning on losing time due to a serious health condition or the serious health condition of an immediate family member or assisting an employee under these circumstances.
Any employee who is out for more than FIVE consecutive days due to a serious health condition, or the serious health condition of an immediate family member is required to apply for a medical leave of absence by downloading the Request for Personal Illness/FMLA form and submitting to the Leave Administration Specialist for processing. The reason for this is to determine your eligibility for job-protected leave, as well as to request the use of your accrued sick leave beyond the fifth consecutive date of absence. Upon receipt of the completed request, the employee will then be notified in writing if he or she qualifies for leave, and if so for how long and how much of that time will be paid using the employee's accrued sick leave. This would also be a good time to call the current disability carrier and file your claim if you purchased a policy. The instructions for this are included below in the medical leave form resource.