Must employers continue health insurance benefits when an employee is on leave designated as FMLA?
The employer must continue an eligible employee's existing employer-paid health insurance benefits during paid or unpaid leave granted in accordance with the Family and Medical Leave Act. The employee is responsible for any existing employee-paid premiums necessary to maintain health insurance benefits.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 41.06
RCW. WSR 05-08-140, § 357-31-555, filed 4/6/05, effective 7/1/05.]