§ 2-219.07. Health insurance premiums.  

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  • (a) During family leaves of absence, the city will continue to pay its portion of the health insurance premiums and maintain the employee's coverage under the health plan in the same manner as if the employee had been continuously employed during the entire leave period; provided the employee continues to pay his or her share of the premiums.

    (b) Should the employee fail to continue to pay his or her share of the premium, notices of proposed insurance cancellation and the opportunity to pay the premium as required by the FMLA will be provided before the cancellation.

    (c) Employees will be advised well in advance of any changes in premiums so they will have ample opportunity to make arrangements to continue to pay their share of the premiums during the FMLA leave. To avoid required reimbursement, appropriate certification from a health care provider may be required if the employee does not return to work because of a serious health condition.

    (d) If the employee does not return to work after the expiration of the leave, the employee will be required to reimburse the city for the city's portion of health insurance premiums during the family leave, unless the employee does not return because of the presence of a serious health condition which prevents the employee from performing his or her job for circumstances beyond the control of the employee.

(Ord. No. 2001-08, § 1, 6-19-01)