Family Benefits

We believe family is important, which is why we offer numerous benefits that can make a difference for your family.

Family Medical Leave Act

As an employee, you may be entitled to a medical leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Your eligibility for FMLA leave is based upon certain guidelines and must be certified by your doctor. FMLA leave provides job protection should the need for you to take a leave of absence arise.

Staff who wish to apply for FMLA must speak with their supervisor, then contact Human Resources at or 317-940-9355 to obtain a Medical Certification Form.

Do you want more information on the FMLA request process, including answers to the questions below?

  • What are FMLA benefits?
  • Who qualifies for FMLA?
  • What if I am not sure if I have a qualifying condition?
  • Reporting your absence
  • The claims process
  • Employee rights and responsibilities

View the FMLA Brochure (English) or the FMLA Brochure (Spanish).

Parental Leave Policy

The purpose of paid parental leave is to enable the employee to care for and bond with a newborn or a newly adopted or newly placed child. This policy will run concurrently with Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave, as applicable. This policy will be in effect for births, adoptions, or placements of foster children occurring on or after June 1, 2020.

View the Parental Leave Policy.

Insurance Eligibility and Dependent Changes

IRS regulations require benefit elections remain in place for the entire year unless you experience an IRS-defined change in status. A change in status, such as marriage, divorce, or the birth of a child, allows you to make a change to your elections as long as it is within 30 days of the event. Please notify if you qualify to make a mid-year change.

The employee is responsible for notifying HR within 30 days of any change that affects a dependent’s eligibility. For example, you must notify HR if your dependent gets married, obtains health insurance through employment, or is no longer a tax dependent.

Dependents will automatically age out of eligibility for medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage, on December 31 of the year of their 26th birthday.   Spouses age out of eligibility for supplemental life insurance coverage on December 31 of the year of their 70th birthday. The employee is still responsible to notify HR in order to appropriately change benefit deductions. Benefit providers will automatically stop paying claims upon the dependent age-out date even if the employee is still paying premiums for dependent or spouse coverage.

Documentation Needed for Eligibility and Dependent Changes (PDF)

Lactation Rooms

Mothers needing a space on campus for lactation can reserve a room. Two dedicated lactation rooms are available in Jordan Hall (Room 343-C) and Lacy School of Business (LSB 018).

Space is also available at the Service Center, 451 W. 52nd Street.

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