Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
If you are absent for more than 3 days, you will need to have the Certification of Healthcare Provider form completed by the treating physician. You may qualify for FMLA under federal guidelines, which provides you certain benefits during your absence.
You may also qualify for FMLA in order to care for a member of your immediate family. Medical documentation is also required for this purpose.
FMLA is a Federal law regarding job protection, but does not guarantee you a paycheck. In order to get paid during this period, you will use your available leave.
During the approved period under FMLA, your medical insurance remains at an active rate.
Medical documentation is sent to the Benefits Office. This documentation will be used to determine if you qualify for FMLA. You will need to continue to provide ongoing updates as your time off continues.
Please review this checklist to help as you move through your medical leave.
For benefited employees who do not qualify for FMLA, we offer Personal Disability. This program works similarly to FMLA, and allows you to be out of work for your own illness or that of your immediate family.