Your Benefits After Seperation

DETROIT PUBLIC SCHOOLS
HUMAN RESOURCES-OFFICE OF BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION

The information below is a brief description of what happens to the various benefits once an employee is released due to lay-off or non-renewal. For additional information or exceptions please consult your contract or bargaining unit agreement. If you have any questions please contact the Benefits Solution Center at 1-877-377-6722.

Health Insurance: Medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage ends the last day of the month in which employment terminates. Employees may continue health coverage at a cost through COBRA. For additional information please contact the Detroit Public Schools Benefits Solution Center at 1-877-377-6722.

Life Insurance/Supplemental Life Insurance: Life insurance coverage ends the last day of the month in which employment with Detroit Public Schools terminates. The employee may continue coverage by converting to a policy in which the employee will be responsible for the premiums (within 31 days of termination). For additional information, please contact Minnesota Life at 1-866-293-6047.

Sick Leave Days: Depending on your bargaining unit agreement, your contractual agreement or the basis for your termination, you may be eligible to receive a portion of your unused sick days upon termination. Please check your contract or bargaining unit agreement.

Vacation Days: Employee will be eligible to receive any unused earned vacation days upon termination. Payment is made by the Office of Payrolls.

Retirement: If you termination is due to layoff and you were under the MIP (Members Investment Plan) you may be eligible for a reimbursement of any money you contributed towards your pension. For additional information please contact the Office of Retirement Services (ORS) at 1-800-381-5111 or go to the website at www.michigan.gov/ors to obtain a MIP Refund Form.

Tax-Deferred Annuity: If you have signed up for a Tax-Deferred Annuity plan during the course of your employment and wish to continue the account, please contact The Omni Group at 1-877-544-6664 to make arrangements for direct pay.

Voluntary Deduction Plan: If you have signed up for a Voluntary Deduction plan with one of the various carriers and wish to continue after termination you must contact the carrier directly and set up direct pay. Failure to contact the carrier may result in termination of your policy.

Flexible Spending Account (FSA): If you have Health Care or Dependent Care Reimbursement Account, you will be terminated from the plan on the same day as your employment terminates. You will only be able to submit a reimbursement request for expenses incurred prior to your termination date. For further information please contact the Benefits Solution Center at 1-877-377-6722.

6/2013