Additional Health Benefits and Coverages
Family Medical Leave Act
The FMLA entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons, with continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if the employee had not taken leave. Eligible employees are entitled to:
- Twelve work weeks of leave in a 12-month period for:
- the birth of a child and to care for the newborn child within one year of birth;
- the placement with the employee of a child for adoption or foster care and to care for the newly placed child within one year of placement;
- to care for the employee’s spouse, child, or parent who has a serious health condition;
- a serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform the essential functions of his or her job;
- Any qualifying exigency arising out of the fact that the employee’s spouse, son, daughter, or parent is a covered military member on “covered active duty;”
There is also eligible leave for service member care as follows:
- Twenty-six work weeks of leave during a single 12-month period to care for a covered service member with a serious injury or illness, if the eligible employee is the service member’s spouse, son, daughter, parent, or next of kin (military caregiver leave).
To file for FMLA leave, follow these steps:
Step 1. An FMLA application for leave should be completed by the employee, signed by the supervisor and brought to HR for any medical leave that requires the employee to be absent more than 3 full working days. Click here for the FMLA Application.
Step 2. The HR office will provide the forms for the doctor's certification of your leave.
- Employee Certificate of Health Care Provider - for employee's health condition
- Dependent Certificate of Health Care Provider - for dependent's health condition
Step 3. The HR office will notify the employee of FMLA leave status.
Step 4. Important Note: Before an employee returns from leave for their own health condition, and before the employee performs any work, HR must receive a work release from your doctor. This is provided here for your convenience.
Worker's Compensation Guide
Our Worker's compensation carrier is St. Luke's Occupational Health, now open at locations in Nampa, Meridian, Eagle, Boise, and other cities in the Treasure Valley. For your convenience, their locations and maps are listed below.
In the event of an injury during work hours:
- Call HR at 8036.
- If medical attention is needed, go to St. Luke's Occupational Health for treatment. (If the injury is life threatening, Call 911 and proceed to the nearest ER.)
- Let St. Luke's know it is a work-related injury.
- Report the accident to HR (ext. 8036) as soon as possible. Delay in reporting can cause the claim to be denied.
AFLAC Supplemental Policies
Cancer Screening benefits, Hospitalization Assistance and Dread Disease benefits are available. Contact Debbie Perron at (208) 559-5525