Taking a Leave of Absence
If you are on a leave of absence or no-pay status, you must contact the Benefits Section of Human Resources to ask what impact your absence may have on your participation in the Dental Plan.
- Leave of Absence with Pay. If you are granted a leave of absence with pay (including sabbatical), your Dental Plan coverage will continue, provided your usual payroll deductions continue. If you wish to discontinue your membership, you may do so by obtaining the necessary forms from the Benefits Section of Human Resources.
- Leave of Absence without Pay or No-Pay Status. If you are granted a leave of absence without pay or no-pay status, you may continue your Dental Plan coverage during your leave, provided you pay the employee cost of continuing this coverage.
If you choose to continue coverage, you must contact the Benefits Section of Human Resources before you begin your leave to make the necessary billing arrangements. This coverage will be automatically canceled if you fail to make required payments.
If you do not wish to continue your coverage during your unpaid leave of absence, you may discontinue your membership by sending a written request to the Benefits Section of Human Resources. Re-enrollment in the Boston University Dental Health Plan will be possible when you return from a leave of absence or no-pay status, as long as you contact the Benefits Section of Human Resources and enroll within 30 days of the date you return.