Special eligibility rules exist for employees called to active duty military service. Continuation of benefits by either you or the University depends on the length of the call to service and is outlined below. To ensure that benefits are correctly provided, it is important that the Benefits Office receive a copy of the departmental letter documenting the military leave of absence.
For example, if you were called to 30 days of active military service on September 15, employer health care coverage will be maintained until October 31.
Continuation of life insurance coverage may be extended to the end of the twelfth calendar month in which you begin full-time service in the military forces (land, air, or sea) of any country.
Long-term disability coverage, both the employer-paid basic and any employee-paid optional coverage, ends the date you become full-time military. Long-term disability is not available on a self-pay basis; however, it can be restored to the prior level if elected within 31 days of return from military leave.
Disclaimer: The information on this page does not substitute for official plan documents. If there is a conflict between the information on this site and an official plan document, the official plan document will govern. Refer to the Benefits Forms & Publications page.
Plan availability and eligibility may change depending on your employment status and/or actions of the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA), the agency that purchases and coordinates health insurance benefits for public employees, including employees of the University of Washington, through the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) program.