Benefits Continuation

Employees may be eligible to continue their State of NH group health plan benefits including health, dental, life insurance, and/or flexible spending accounts (FSAs) when they are on an approved leave of absence from work so long as the law and/or bargaining agreement that governs the leave provides benefits protection and benefit premium payments are timely.

If the time away from work is paid through accrued leave or income protection program, the eligible benefit deductions will continue to be withheld from paychecks as they normally would each pay period. If the time away from work is unpaid or paid through a third party insurance like workers' compensation or Paid Family Leave (PFL) wage replacement insurance benefits, employees must submit payment for the eligible benefit deductions on an after-tax basis directly to the State for any period in which they do not receive a paycheck.

Employees should direct all inquiries to their agency HR/Benefits representative.


  • Benefit Continuation During Time Away from Work Under Construction