Layoff Resources- Guidelines for Employees

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Topic- Benefits

Indefinite Layoff Benefits Checklist
This checklist explains how UC benefits are affected by an indefinite layoff. Indefinite layoff is considered a separation from UC employment because a date is not specified for return to work. This checklist does not apply to Managers & Senior Professionals (MSP), or Senior Managers (SMG). It also does not apply to career employees who are still in their probationary period. If you are in one of these categories, see the Termination of Employment Benefits Checklist.

Continuation of Group Insurance Coverage
Laid off employees may be eligible to continue university sponsored health, dental, and vision coverage. The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA), as amended, gives eligible UC employees, annuitants, and their enrolled family members the right to temporarily continue health (medical, dental and/or vision) coverage in situations that would ordinarily cause an individual to lose group health coverage. More information regarding COBRA is available on the UCNet web site.

Contact the UCSC Benefits Office for assistance.

Revised October 2012: C.27