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Administration > Military Leaves of Absence
Military Leaves of Absence
If you are on an approved military leave of absence, you and your covered dependents may continue coverage up to 12 months at the employee rate. Under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA), you and your covered dependents will be entitled to elect COBRA coverage if you are unable to work after 12 months because of duty in the "Uniformed Services." Uniformed Services are the Armed Forces; the Army National Guard, and the Air Force National Guard when engaged in active duty training, inactive duty training, or full-time National Guard duty; the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service; and other categories of personnel designated by the President of the United States in time of war or emergency. This extended coverage will last not more than 18 months and cannot be extended for any reason. In addition, upon return from Uniformed Services, you or your covered dependents will generally be eligible to automatically resume plan coverage. All rights guaranteed by USERRA are dependent on the Uniformed Service ending honorably.
In general, the rights guaranteed by USERRA do not apply if the total length of your military leave exceeds five years.
 
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