What happens to my benefits if I take a leave of absence?

Plan participants who go on employer-approved leave with pay (such as a sabbatical) or without pay are covered for up to 24 months for the following supplemental benefits:

  • Prescription Drugs
  • Dental
  • Optical
  • Hearing Aid
  • Disability
  • Death

If you are enrolled in the Extended Medical benefit before your leave of absence begins, it will continue only if your basic GHI-CBP coverage continues. If CUNY does not provide basic health coverage for any portion of the 24-month period, you must get coverage via COBRA or other direct payment in order to qualify. Benefits are available to participants during a leave of absence to the same extent as they were prior to a leave. Benefits continue to apply to eligible dependents.

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