The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows you to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave during any 12-month period due to:
You are eligible for a leave under FMLA if you:
During your leave, you will maintain medical coverage offered through the Fund.
The Fund will maintain your prior eligibility until the end of the leave, provided your employer properly grants the leave under the federal law and makes the required notification and payment to the Fund.
You may be required to provide:
Your leave will end on the earlier of your return to work or 12 weeks. If you do not return to work within 12 weeks, you may qualify for COBRA Continuation Coverage (Private Sector/Municipal).
You will continue to earn Pension Plan credits while away on leave under FMLA.
If you are a Municipal employee your pension is through the New York City Employee Retirement System (NYCERS). Please visit the NYCERS website for more information.
For more information about FMLA, contact the Fund Office.