1% supplemental retirement plan
Applies only to employees hired / re-hired prior to April 14, 1982, who qualified and elected participation in the plan. If you are actively participating in this plan through payroll deduction, participation is suspended during medical leave because paychecks are not issued. Upon your return to work, contributions will automatically reactivate. A redemption from your account may be possible in the event of an unforeseen financial emergency or upon termination of employment.
Deferred compensation plans
If you are actively participating in any of these plans through payroll deduction, contributions cease during medical leave because paychecks are not issued. Upon your return to work, your pre-leave contribution will automatically reactivate. Contribution amounts may be changed at any time in the year subject to plan provisions.
Flexible spending accounts
If you are actively participating in the health care expense account (HCEA) expense reimbursement option, dependent care assistance program (DCAP), and/or the adoption assistance program (AAP), these payroll deductions cease during medical leave because paychecks are not issued.
You may continue to submit requests for reimbursement for expenses incurred during the time you were receiving a paycheck and contributing to a flexible spending account. Upon your return to work, your payroll deduction is automatically recalculated based on your annual election and the number of remaining pay periods.
Deduction amounts may only be changed if due to and consistent with an eligible family status change. If you return from medical leave in the following payroll year, you will be given the right to enroll in the program within 30 days of the date of return by completing the flexible spending account mid-year change form (DOC).
Once placed on medical leave, you do not accrue paid leave (sick leave and vacation or PTO).
You are eligible for PERA service credit for up to one year provided you pay both your contributions and the employer contributions. You are given up to one year following your return to work or within 20 days after termination of employment to submit these contributions. Contributions are based on your salary in the six months prior to the medical leave plus interest. To arrange payment, contact PERA at 651-296-7460.
PERA disability benefits (regardless of medical leave date)
If your medical condition is expected to continue for at least one year, you may be eligible for a monthly disability benefit. For more information, contact PERA directly at 651-296-7460.
You may, if receiving a monthly long-term disability benefit and upon request to the Human Resources director, request payment of severance pay for which you are eligible.
If eligible for stability pay, you will receive a pro-rated stability payment at the same time actively-working employees receive their payments (in December each year).
This is a general summary and is not intended to supersede terms and conditions set forth in the Human Resources Rules, Minnesota law, and/or applicable labor agreements.