Human Resources

Military Leave

The following information answers basic questions for Clemson University employees who are called to active duty with the armed forces or who voluntarily enlist. These are general questions and answers regarding military leave and benefits. This document should not be used as an official interpretation of any federal or state law or University policy that may apply.

It is important that affected Clemson University employees contact the military to determine what benefits will be provided by the military during active duty prior to making changes to Clemson University/State of South Carolina benefits. For some employees, it may be beneficial to drop University coverage during active duty, while other employees may need to continue current University benefits.

General Military Leave Questions

Is there a limit to the amount of military leave an employee has a right to take?

  • Employees who are members of the National Guard or Reserves may take up to fifteen (15) workdays per year for military training or other duties.
  • During a military emergency, employees are eligible for an additional leave of absence, not exceeding 30 additional days.
  • Employees who are enlisted, commissioned, or selected for service in the Armed Forces of the United States shall be entitled to a leave of absence from duties for up to five years from the date of entry into the military.

What are valid military orders?

All written or verbal orders are considered valid when issued by competent military authority. A military member in receipt of official orders is obligated by federal statute to execute them. Employees should notify their employer as soon as possible and provide a copy of the orders, if available.

Is an employer required to pay an employee who is on military leave of absence?

  • South Carolina State law and Clemson University policy provides for pay for military leave, as follows.
  • Pay for up to 15 days of military leave annually for military training or other duties;
  • Pay for up to 30 days of additional military leave for military emergencies;
  • Pay for other leave, such as annual leave (not to exceed 30 days per year) or compensatory leave;
  • Leave without pay for any leave that extends beyond available military, annual, and/or compensatory leave.

Does an employee have reinstatement rights following voluntary military service?

Yes. There is no longer any differentiation between voluntary and involuntary orders under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), so long as the basic eligibility requirements are met.

How does military service affect employee status or seniority in the workplace?

Clemson (State) employees that are commissioned, enlisted, or selected for service in the Armed Forces of the United States (excluding short term training) shall be entitled to a leave of absence from civil employment duties, without loss of seniority or employee status, for a period of no more than five years from the date of entry into the Armed Forces.

Upon return to civil employment, reinstatement would be made to the same or a comparable position to that held at the time the leave of absence began. The State service would be adjusted according to State guidelines for the period of time in a no pay status, but the employee's status and seniority would not be affected because of the absence.

Does an employee accrue annual leave or sick leave from the employer while on military leave of absence?

Annual leave and sick leave will continue to accrue at the appropriate rate if an employee is in a paid leave status, such as during a paid military leave or while using annual leave and/or compensatory leave.

Annual and sick leave will not accrue if an employee enters a leave without pay status.

Health and Dental Plans

How do I maintain my CU health and dental insurance benefits while I am on military leave?

While you are in a paid leave status, all of your health and dental insurance coverage will continue automatically, and your premiums will be deducted from your paycheck.

If you are in a leave without pay status, you may continue the health and dental coverage and provide coverage for any dependents if you pay the active employee share only. You must contact Nancy McConnell (864) 656-5608, entreki@clemson.edu in the Benefits Office at CU to make arrangements to pay for your insurance benefits while you are on military leave. You will be billed for the premiums.

What happens to my health and dental coverage if I am in a leave without pay status?

If you plan to continue your benefits when you go into a leave without pay status, you should contact Nancy McConnell in the Benefits Office to make arrangements to pay for your insurance benefits and provide billing information so that you may be billed for the premiums. You may contact her by phone at (864) 656-5608, or by e-mail at entreki@clemson.edu.

If you do not make arrangements to pay the required premiums, your benefits will be terminated on the first of the month following, if your premiums fail to be deducted from your paycheck.

Who do I contact to continue or discontinue my health and dental insurance benefits?

Contact Nancy McConnell in the Benefits Office located at Pearman Blvd, Box 345337, Clemson, SC 29634, (864) 656-5608, entreki@clemson.edu, to continue or discontinue the state benefit programs (Health, Dental, Basic Life, Optional Life, Long Term Disability, Supplemental Long Term Disability, Vision and MoneyPlu$), AFLAC or MetLife.

How long may I continue to remain enrolled in the CU state health and dental plans?

Employees may continue their health and dental insurance with the state for as long as they are on active duty, remain employed with the state, and pay the appropriate premium, within the timeframe and guidelines established.

May I drop, discontinue, or suspend my health and dental insurance benefits while I am on military leave?

Yes, you may drop all or part of your state health and dental insurance benefits and re-enroll for your benefits within 31 days of discharge. Employees who cancel and reinstate will be reinstated with a break in coverage and with the same level of coverage, unless a family status change has occurred. If you have a spouse or dependents covered by your plan and you wish for them to remain covered under your Clemson University state health and dental plan, you must remain on the plan and pay the premiums.

Who do I contact to continue or discontinue my AFLAC insurance programs?

Contact Ginny Murdock at (864) 882-8157 or toll free 1-800-661-7330 to continue or discontinue the AFLAC insurance programs.

Upon return to covered employment at CU, what do I need to do to reinstate AFLAC insurance programs, if I should drop them as a result of my military duty?

Employees with AFLAC insurance programs should discuss this with the AFLAC representative, Ginny Murdock, at (864) 882-8157 or toll free 1-800-661-7330.

Upon return to covered employment at CU, what do I need to do to reinstate MetLife insurance programs, if I should drop them as a result of my military duty?

Employees with MetLife insurance programs should discuss this with the MetLife representative, Bert Campbell, at (864) 654-3121 or toll free 1-800-811-8012.

If I were called to active duty and was unable to come to the benefits office and make changes, what other means are available for me to make changes related to my health and dental insurance benefits?

If you plan to continue your benefits when you go into an unpaid leave status, you can make the request and provide the billing information by phone or by email. You must contact Nancy McConnell in the Benefits Office by phone at (864) 656-5608 or by e-mail at entreki@clemson.edu. If you want to make changes to any of your state benefits, ONLY you or a person whom you have legally designated as having Power of Attorney for you can make those changes, since a signature is required to make changes. This can be done in the Benefits Office or through mail by completing the proper forms. Forms may be obtained from the Payroll & Benefits Office.

If I am called to active military duty prior to or during the October open enrollment will I be allowed to make fall enrollment changes?

Yes. If you have granted someone Power of Attorney, they will be allowed to make enrollment changes during October by completing the Notice of Election (NOE) form. If you have not granted anyone Power of Attorney, you will be allowed to make enrollment changes by completing a Notice of Election (NOE) form within 31 days after you return to work.

Upon my return to employment at CU, what do I need to do to reinstate my health and dental benefits, if I should drop them as a result of my military duty? Also, when would they be reinstated?

When you return to work, you should complete a Notice of Election (NOE) form to reinstate your coverage and attach a copy of the discharge orders. The effective date will be the day after discharge. If that date falls on or before the 15th of the month, premiums are due for the entire month. If the date falls after the 15th of the month, premiums are not due for that month.

If you fail to re-enroll within this time period, you will not be eligible to re-enroll for benefits until the next open enrollment period. Employees who complete the necessary paperwork within 31 days of returning to work will be reinstated with a break in coverage and with the same level of coverage, unless a change in family status has occurred. The time period for exclusions based upon pre-existing conditions commences upon the original date of employment and NOT the date of re-employment.

If I retire early, how will my health or dental insurance be affected by being on active duty with the armed services?

You will have to meet the same eligibility requirements for retiree insurance, as outlined by the State Budget & Control Board Employee Insurance Program, formerly called Office Of Insurance Services. One of the requirements for state funded retiree insurance is that a person work their last 5 years in a full-time permanent position with a state entity with no breaks in service. This particular requirement can be met during your active duty with the armed services, provided you continue to pay the retirement contributions to the South Carolina Retirement System or Police Officers Retirement System, or establish this time with retroactive contributions within the Retirement System guidelines.

Will the time I am on military leave count toward my years of service for certain insurance eligibilities?

One of the requirements for state funded retiree insurance is that a person must work their last five (5) years in a full-time permanent position with a state entity with no breaks in service. Employees within five (5) years of retirement may meet this requirement by making monthly retirement contributions to the South Carolina Retirement System or Police Officers Retirement System during a military leave or by making a retroactive contribution to the Retirement System upon return to employment. Employees will be allowed three times the length of the military leave (maximum of five years) to make this retroactive payment at the same rate, (Example, an employee who is on military leave for one (1) year, would have three (3) years from the end of the military leave to make retroactive retirement contributions at the normal contribution rate. If the military leave is three (3) years, an employee would be allowed five (5) years to pay the retroactive contributions).

Retirement

How do I maintain my CU retirement benefits while I am on military leave?

For members of the South Carolina Retirement System or the Police Officers Retirement System, service credit may continue or be established, as follows:

  • While an employee is in pay status, such as during a paid military leave or while on annual leave and/or compensatory leave, retirement contributions are deducted from earnings and paid leave; therefore, retirement service continues to accrue.
  • If an employee goes into a leave without pay status, retirement service will not continue to accrue, unless the employee contributes to the Retirement System during the leave without pay. These contributions should be made monthly.
  • If an employee does not contribute to the Retirement System during the leave without pay, the employee may contribute retroactively upon return to employment. The South Carolina Retirement System, by statute, will allow the employee three times the length of military leave (maximum of five years) to make such a retroactive payment at the same rate. (Example, an employee who is on military leave for one (1) year, would have three (3) years from the end of the military leave to make retroactive retirement contributions at the normal contribution rate. If the military leave is three (3) years, an employee would be allowed five (5) years to pay the retroactive contributions). Currently the contribution is based upon the employee's salary immediately prior to the leave without pay and is calculated at 6 percent of earnings for South Carolina Retirement System members and 6.5 percent of earnings for Police Officers Retirement System members.
  • If an employee does not contribute during a military leave without pay and does not make a retroactive payment within the allowable time, the employee may purchase the military service at a later date, based upon the cost structure in effect at the time of the purchase. Currently, the cost is 16 percent of the employee's current salary (at the time of purchase) for each full year purchased.
  • If an employee does not contribute during a military leave without pay, does not make a retroactive payment, or does not purchase the military service, the time during the military leave will not be included in the calculation of retirement benefits when the employee retires.
  • Members who choose not to contribute to the Retirement System during their unpaid military leave are not eligible for Disability Retirement and the Pre-retirement Death Benefit through the Retirement System. Other disability and life insurance programs may be available.
  • Employees who participate in an Optional Retirement Program, by Internal Revenue Service Code, may contribute to those plans only by way of deferral of earnings; therefore, contributions during a leave without pay are not allowed. Additionally, since retirement benefits from an Optional Retirement Program are based upon investments rather than years of service credit, employees may not "purchase" military service upon return to employment.
  • Choosing not to contribute to the Retirement System during a military leave without pay within the last five years of retirement eligibility, will impact the amount of the employee's retirement benefit and/or eligibility for state-funded health insurance benefits at retirement.

May I drop, discontinue, or suspend my retirement benefits while I am on military leave?

  • Yes, employees may elect not to contribute to the South Carolina Retirement System or Police Officers Retirement System. Employees who do not contribute to the Retirement System during their unpaid military leave, however, are not eligible for Disability Retirement and the Pre-retirement Death Benefit through the Retirement System. Other disability and life insurance programs may be available.
  • Employees who participate in an Optional Retirement Program, by Internal Revenue Service Code, may contribute to those plans only by way of deferral of earnings; therefore, contributions during a leave without pay are not allowed. Additionally, since retirement benefits from an Optional Retirement Program are based upon investments rather than years of service credit, employees may not "purchase" military service upon return to employment.
  • Choosing not to contribute to the Retirement System during a military leave without pay within the last five years of retirement eligibility, will impact the amount of the employee's retirement benefit and/or eligibility for state-funded health insurance benefits at retirement.

Who do I contact to continue or discontinue my retirement benefits?

An employee should indicate on the Leave Without Pay form they wish to continue to contribute to the South Carolina Retirement System or Police Officers Retirement System. The Retirement Unit in Human Resources will calculate the monthly contribution amounts and send to the employee. Or, the employee may contact Human Resources directly. Contact information is listed below.

Dan Alder

(864) 656-4678

dalder@clemson.edu

FAX

(864) 656-4672

 

Retirement System

1-800-868-9002 (SC Only)
(803) 737-6800

custservice@scrs.state.sc.us
www.scrs.state.sc.us

If I were called to active duty and was unable to come to the Benefits Office and make changes, what other means are available for me to make changes related to my retirement benefits?

The employee may contact benefits personnel in Human Resources by phone, fax, e-mail, or regular mail. Retirement contributions must be made by check. Changes to beneficiary designations must have a signature on an appropriate form. Some changes require notarization. Contact information is listed below.

Dan Alder

(864) 656-4678

dalder@clemson.edu

FAX

(864) 656-4672

 

Retirement System

1-800-868-9002 (SC Only)
(803) 737-6800

custservice@scrs.state.sc.us
www.scrs.state.sc.us

Can I re-enroll for my retirement benefits when I return from military leave?

If an employee makes retirement contributions during the military leave, there should be no break in retirement service. If retirement contributions have not been made during the military leave, retirement benefits will resume once an employee returns to work. If contributions have not been made for periods longer than one year, a new Enrollment Blank and Beneficiary Form must be completed.

Upon my return to employment at Clemson University, when will my retirement benefits be reinstated if I should drop them as a result of my military duty?

Upon return to employment in a paid status, retirement contributions will again be deducted from earnings.

Will the time I am on military leave count toward my years of service for certain retirement benefit calculations?

Military leave will only count for retirement service if contributions have been made during the leave, either from payroll deductions from earnings and/or paid annual leave or compensatory leave, or by monthly payments to the South Carolina Retirement System during an unpaid leave of absence. If contributions are not made during the leave, the employee may make a retroactive contribution of the retirement contributions within a period equal to three (3) times the length of the military leave (maximum of five (5) years). If the employee does not make a retroactive payment within the allowable time period, it may be possible to purchase the period of military service at a later date, based upon the fee structure in effect at the time of purchase.

How do I continue to contribute to my retirement plan?

For members of the South Carolina Retirement System or the Police Officers Retirement System, service credit may continue or be established, as follows.

  • While an employee is in pay status, such as during a paid military leave or while on annual leave and/or compensatory leave, retirement contributions are deducted from earnings and paid leave; therefore, retirement service continues to accrue.
  • If an employee goes into a leave without pay status, retirement service will not continue to accrue, unless the employee contributes to the Retirement System during the leave without pay. These contributions should be made monthly.
  • If an employee does not contribute to the Retirement System during the leave without pay, the employee may contribute retroactively upon return to employment. The South Carolina Retirement System, by statute, will allow the employee three (3) times the length of military leave to make such a retroactive payment at the same rate. (Example, an employee who is on military leave for one (1) year, would have three (3) years from the end of the military leave (maximum of five (5) years) to make retroactive retirement contributions at the normal contribution rate. Currently the contribution is based upon the employee's salary immediately prior to the leave without pay and is calculated at 6 percent of earnings for South Carolina Retirement System members and 6.5 percent of earnings for Police Officers Retirement System members.
  • If an employee does not contribute during a military leave without pay and does not make a retroactive payment within the allowable time, the employee may purchase the military service at a later date, based upon the cost structure in effect at the time of the purchase. Currently, the cost is 16 percent of the employee's current salary (at the time of purchase) for each full year purchased.
  • If an employee does not contribute during a military leave without pay, does not make a retroactive payment, or does not purchase the military service, the time during the military leave will not be included in the calculation of retirement benefits when the employee retires.
  • Members who chose not to contribute to the Retirement System during their unpaid military leave are not eligible for Disability Retirement and the Pre-retirement Death Benefit through the Retirement System. Other disability and life insurance programs may be available.
  • Employees who participate in an Optional Retirement Program, by Internal Revenue Code, may contribute to those plans only by way of deferral of earnings; therefore, contributions during a leave without pay are not allowed. Additionally, since retirement benefits from an Optional Retirement Program are based upon investments rather than years of service credit, employees may not "purchase" military service upon return to employment.
  • Choosing not to contribute to the Retirement System during a military leave without pay within the last five years of retirement eligibility, will impact the amount of the employee's retirement benefit and/or eligibility for state-funded health insurance benefits at retirement.

Employees should indicate on the leave without pay form whether or not they wish to contribute.

If I do not send contributions to my retirement plan while on an unpaid leave, will I be able to make up any contributions that I missed while on leave?

  • If an employee does not contribute to the Retirement System during the leave without pay, the employee may contribute retroactively upon return to employment. The South Carolina Retirement System, by statute, will allow the employee three (3) times the length of military leave (maximum of five (5) years) to make such a retroactive payment at the same rate. (Example, an employee who is on military leave for one (1) year, would have three (3) years from the end of the military leave to make retroactive retirement contributions at the normal contribution rate. An employee on military leave for three (3) years would have five (5) years). Currently the contribution is based upon the employee's salary immediately prior to the leave without pay and is calculated at 6 percent of earnings for South Carolina Retirement System members and 6.5 percent of earnings for Police Officers Retirement System members.
  • If an employee does not contribute during a military leave without pay and does not make a retroactive payment within the allowable time, the employee may purchase the military service at a later date, based upon the cost structure in effect at the time of the purchase. Currently, the cost is 16 percent of the employee's current salary (at the time of purchase) for each full year purchased.

Will the time I am on active duty count toward my years of service for the purpose of retirement calculations?

Contributions must be made to the South Carolina Retirement System or Police Officers Retirement System before the leave counts toward retirement eligibility.

Contributions are automatically deducted from any pay for earnings, annual leave payment, or compensatory leave payment.

Employees may choose to contribute to the Retirement System on a monthly basis, may make a retroactive payment to the Retirement System upon return to employment, or may purchase the military leave at a later time.

Life Insurance

Can I continue my Basic Life and Optional Life Insurance at Clemson University during my active duty?

The State Basic Life Insurance for $3,000 coverage through The Standard Insurance Company is a free benefit to employees enrolled in the state health plan and will continue as long as you continue the health insurance by paying the appropriate premium. This coverage has accidental death and dismemberment benefits, according to the Insurance Benefits Guide. However, it is important to note that no benefits are payable under the Basic Life insurance if the injury or loss is caused or contributed to by war or any act of war.

An employee who is an active contributing member of the South Carolina Retirement System or the Police Officers Retirement System and who has at least one year of retirement service credit is entitled to a Group Life Insurance (Pre-retirement Death Benefit), which is equal to the member's current annual salary at the time of death. This benefit would be paid to the designated beneficiary.

  • If an employee remains in pay status the Group Life Insurance (pre-retirement death) benefit would be available.
  • IA member will only have Group Life Insurance (GL) for 90 days from the last contribution as an "active" employee. Once on LWOP, and after 90 days have passed, the individual is not covered by GL.
  • Beneficiary designations should be updated, if necessary.
  • Employees who participate in an Optional Retirement Program are not covered by the Pre-retirement Death Benefit.

The State Optional Life Insurance through MetLife may also be continued. You can keep the same level of coverage you are currently enrolled in for 12 weeks from the last day worked and paying the full premium by contacting the benefits office at Clemson. This coverage also has accidental death & dismemberment benefits, per the Insurance Benefits Guide. However, no benefits are payable under the Optional Life Insurance program while on military leave. You are eligible to convert this coverage to an individual policy after your 12 weeks are up.  You may reinstate your coverage upon your return to work, effective the 1st day of the month following your return.

Will Basic and Optional Life plans pay benefits in the event that the covered person expires as a result of an act of war?

The State Basic Life and the State Optional Life insurance programs have an "act of war" exclusion; therefore, no benefits would be paid if death occurred during military leave.

The Group Life Insurance (Pre-retirement Death Benefit) through the South Carolina Retirement System and Police Officers Retirement System does not have an "act of war" exclusion; therefore, benefits would be paid if death resulted from war or any act of war while an active member. A member will only have Group Life Insurance (GL) for 90 days from the last contribution as an "active employee". Once on LWOP, and after 90 days have passed, the individual is not covered by GL. If the member elects to continue contributing while on military leave of absence - the GL coverage is only in effect for 90 days from the last "active" contribution.

Can I continue my life insurance with MetLife while on military leave?

You may continue your MetLife Life Insurance by paying the appropriate premium. If you are on paid leave, the premium can be collected by payroll deduction. If you are in a leave without pay status, you may make payments to the Benefits Office at Clemson University.

Will the MetLife Life Insurance Plan pay benefits in the event that the covered person expires as a result of an act of war?

Benefits under the MetLife Life Insurance Plan are paid per individual contract. If you need assistance in reviewing your contract, you may contact one of the Travelers Insurance agents, Bert Campbell, (864) 654-3121, or Blake Campbell, (864) 261-9674 or toll free 1-800-811-8012.

May I drop, discontinue, or suspend my life insurance benefits while I am on military leave and who do I contact to do so?

Yes, you will need to contact Nancy McConnell at the Benefits Office located at Pearman Blvd, Box 345337, Clemson, SC 29634, (864) 656-5608, to continue or discontinue the state benefit programs (Health, Dental, Basic Life, Optional Life, Long Term Disability, Supplemental Long Term Disability, Vision, MoneyPlu$, AFLAC or MetLife).

If you would like to drop, discontinue or suspend your benefits with MetLife (Life Insurance, Salary Continuation Benefits) you would need to discuss your options with one of the company agents, Bert Campbell, (864) 654-3121, or Blake Campbell (864) 261-9674 or toll free 1-800-811-8012.

Upon my return to employment at Clemson University, what do I need to do to reinstate my life insurance benefits with MetLife?

Employees with MetLife Life Insurance coverage should discuss this with one of the agents, Bert Campbell, (864) 654-3121, or Blake Campbell, (864) 261-9674 or toll free 1-800-811-8012.

Disability

Will I be covered by the University's Long Term Disability (LTD) Plan while I am away on Uniformed Services Leave?

The State Basic Long Term Disability Insurance through The Standard Insurance Company is a free benefit to employees enrolled in the state health plan and will continue, as long as you continue the health insurance by paying the appropriate premium.

Active contributing members of the South Carolina Retirement System or Police Officers Retirement System, who have five or more years of service credit, may apply for SCRS or PORS Disability Retirement. Employees who participate in an Optional Retirement Program do not have disability protection as part of their retirement plan.

The State Supplemental Long Term Disability Insurance through The Standard Insurance Company may be continued by paying the premium.

The Salary Continuation Coverage through MetLife Insurance Company may be continued, as long as the premium is paid. Benefits are governed by the individual contract. Employees who need assistance with their contract should call one of the company agents, Bert Campbell, (864) 654-3121, or Blake Campbell, (864) 261-9674.

Who do I contact to continue or discontinue my State Basic Long Term Disability (LTD) plan or the State Supplemental Long Term Disability insurance benefits?

Contact Nancy McConnell in the Benefits Office located at Pearman Blvd, Box 345337, Clemson, SC 29634, (864) 656-5608, entreki@clemson.edu, to continue or discontinue the state benefit programs (Health, Dental, Basic Life, Optional Life, Long Term Disability, Supplemental Long Term Disability, Vision, and MoneyPlu$), or AFLAC or MetLife.

Does Long Term Disability provide benefits for disabilities arising from any act of war?

The State Basic Long Term Disability Insurance and the State Supplemental Long Term Disability Insurance have "act of war" exclusions; therefore, they do not provide benefits for disabilities resulting from war or any act of war.

Disability Retirement through the South Carolina Retirement System or Police Officers Retirement System does not have an "act of war" exclusion; therefore, benefits may be available for disabilities resulting from war or any act of war, if approved.

For information about the terms of individual Salary Continuation Coverage policies through the MetLife Insurance Company, employees should contact one of the company agents, Bert Campbell, (864) 654-3121, or Blake Campbell, (864) 261-9674 or toll free 1-800-811-8012.

Since the State Long Term Disability and Supplemental Long Term Disability programs do not provide benefits for disabilities arising from any act of war, what coverage would I have in the event that I became totally disabled while on active duty?

Active contributing members of the South Carolina Retirement System or Police Officers Retirement System, who have five or more years of service credit, may apply for Disability Retirement. Employees who participate in an Optional Retirement Program do not have disability protection as part of their retirement plan.

The military provides you with federal disability coverage while on active duty. If the disability is not resulting from war or any act of war, you may be eligible to receive LTD benefits from the University's State Basic & Supplemental Long Term Disability Plans. All disability applications are reviewed by The Standard Insurance Company to determine if an applicant meets the criteria for receiving LTD benefits from the state plans. In the event that a person would be eligible for both military and State Basic and Supplemental Long Term Benefits, the benefits paid from the state's plans would be reduced, as they are coordinated with amounts paid from other governmental disability benefits.

Other Benefits

How do I maintain my CU annuities while I am on military leave?

Your 401(k), 457, and/or 403(b) contributions will continue as long as you get paid. Annuity contributions can be canceled, started, or changed any time through the year, within the IRS limits. Employees should contact the company to make any changes. Refer to the Annuity Company Listing on the Payroll & Benefits website at CU to obtain the company representative and phone number.

How does being on active duty affect the MoneyPlu$ plan?

MoneyPlu$ may be continued during active military duty on a taxable basis for those contributions received after the employee is called to active duty. MoneyPlu$ may also be dropped effective with the date of military activation and reinstated within 31 days of return to employment. Any unclaimed money remaining in the medical spending or dependent care account at the time of military activation can be used for medical or dependent expenses incurred during the calendar year for employees who continue the program and up to the date of military activation for employees who drop the program.