Expectant Parent Leave Resource Page
If you are an expectant mother or father and/or an adopting parent, the material on this page will provide you with information you need to plan for your leave. This page is designed to help our expectant parents gather the information needed when planning for leave.
Because each employee's situation is unique and may contain special circumstances, it is very important for you to meet with an HR Benefits representative prior to your leave to discuss your leave benefits. Please make an appointment with an HR Benefits representative before you intend to begin your leave.
- Leave Information For Expectant Mothers
- Leave Information For Expectant Fathers
- Leave Information For Adopting Parents
With the anticipation of your new child, there are so many things to think about in what seems like so little time! Below is the benefits information relevant to the new addition to your family.
Enrolling your Child in Healthcare
The addition of your new child is considered a qualified life event allowing a midyear change to your insurance enrollments. You are given a 30-day period of time from the date of birth or once you have legal control of your adoptive child's healthcare insurance to add him/her to our insurance plans. Benefits are effective immediately. If you do not enroll the new child during this period, you will have to wait until the open enrollment period (November of each year) and coverage will then become effective on January 1st.
Flexible Spending Accounts – Healthcare
Healthcare flexible spending accounts are administered by Chard Snyder. A healthcare flexible spending account (FSA) allows you to spend money for eligible healthcare expenses free of Federal and State income taxes and Social Security taxes.
The annual maximum pre-tax amount you may deduct from your pay in 2023 is $3,050. If you would like to enroll in a healthcare FSA or change the amount deducted from your pay, you may do so during your new hire initial enrollment window or within 30 days of a qualifying life event. Benefits become effective the 1st of the month following the 30-day period.
Flexible Spending Accounts - Dependent Care
Chard Snyder also administers the dependent care flexible spending accounts. A dependent care flexible spending account (FSA) allows you to spend money for eligible dependent care expenses free of Federal and State income taxes and Social Security taxes. Expenses you pay for the supervision of your legal dependents are eligible for reimbursement from your dependent care FSA. The expenses must be incurred to allow you to work or to look for work. Please note that the annual maximum, per household, that can be contributed into a Dependent Care Account is $5,000.