For employees going on furlough, you can cancel your Dental or Vision insurance. You can also keep your coverage and pay your premiums for dental and vision. It is your choice, but if you plan to cancel, we need to know by Monday. If you return from furlough prior to September 30, we can just add the coverage back. You can also drop medical coverage, but we cannot guarantee that you would be able to add coverage back. Because the company will continue to pay the employer share of health insurance, we strongly suggest that furloughed employees continue their health insurance and make payments for the employee share of the premium. Everyone on furlough should have received a memo with the cost of continuing their coverage for medical, dental, vision, and voluntary life insurance.
If you have questions, please contact Nancy Hopkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-466-3121.