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Family and Medical Leave Act
Coverage may be continued for you and your dependents for up to twelve weeks while you are on leave from employment under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). This is unpaid, job protected leave. To qualify, you must be employed for at least 12 months by an employer who employees 50 or more employees within 75 miles from your worksite, and you must have been employed for a least 1,250 hours over the previous twelve months. If you think you may be eligible for FMLA leave, contact your employer immediately. Your employer must make arrangements with Carpenters Trusts to continue your coverage and pay the required contributions on a timely basis.
If your employer approves your FMLA leave and pays the required contributions, coverage may continue until the earlier of expiration of the FMLA leave or the date you give the employer notice that you do not intend to return to work after the end of FMLA leave. FMLA coverage runs simultaneously with other continuation coverage, except COBRA.
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