Benefits Education - Leave Without Pay and Your Benefits

Please be aware that in the event you have a leave of absence without pay, your benefit deductions that are normally withheld from your paycheck are billed to your Bursar account.  Faculty who are on a 9, 10 or 11-month appointment and do not receive pay during the summer, are billed for the portion of their insurance premiums that typically are withheld from pay to their bursar account.  Often the bill for these premiums lag by about two months, so if you do not receive pay in June, those premiums typically appear on your Bursar account in August.  Faculty have the option of a “salary deferral” to avoid being without pay; information and the form to sign up for salary deferral can be found at

An employee who requests a personal leave of absence without pay, will be responsible for the full cost of their insurance.  It is recommended that you contact Employee Services when requesting a leave of absence without pay regarding the effects this has on your benefits.

Additional information regarding benefits during a leave of absence without pay can be found at

If you have any questions, please contact HR Employee Services at (405) 744-5449.