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Your Benefits on Leave

If you are on a paid leave of absence, all of your health and life insurance benefits will continue except your dependent care FSA.

When you move from a paid leave to an unpaid leave we allow you to drop your benefits within 31 days of going on unpaid status. If you keep your benefits while on unpaid leave, you will be billed directly by the VITA Administration company for your premiums.

See the chart below for detailed information about your benefits on leave.

  Your Contribution Stanford Contribution

Paid Leave

(You're receiving full or partial salary continuation through the use of leave accruals)

If you are on a paid leave and qualify for salary continuation, all your normal benefit deductions (except your contribution to your Dependent Day Care Spending Account) will be taken from your reduced Stanford paycheck

You continue to receive the same university contribution to your benefits as when you were actively at work.

Unpaid Leave

(You are not receiving a Stanford paycheck)

  • If you are on an unpaid leave, you will be billed for your portion of health care and other benefits by the Vita Administration Company

  • You pay your share of the cost with after-tax dollars

  • No retirement savings contributions
  • When you move from a paid leave to an unpaid leave you are allowed to drop your benefits within 31 days
  • If you return from leave within the same year you can call the UHR Service Team to reinstate your benefits elections you had prior to the start of your leave of absence. If you dropped supplemental life insurance, Prudential Insurance will require you and your dependents to provide proof of good health (EOI).

You continue to receive the same university contribution to your benefits as when you were actively at work.

Personal Leave

(Must be approved by your HR manager)

You will pay the full cost for your benefits while you are on personal leave

If you extend your leave to a personal leave of absence, you may keep your benefits, but will no longer receive a university contribution toward them.

View more information in the Administrative Guide, 2.1.8