Taking a leave of absence – Active members of the public service group insurance benefit plans
During the course of your career in the federal public service, you may decide to take an unpaid leave of absence (leave without pay) from work for personal or other reasons. The following information is intended to help you understand how your group insurance benefit plans will be affected.
You may want to know…
Are you still covered under your group insurance benefit plans during a leave of absence?
Yes. If you take a leave of absence, your coverage under the following group insurance benefit plans continues in most situations:
- Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP)
- Public Service Dental Care Plan (PSDCP)
- Disability Insurance (DI) Plan
- Public Service Management Insurance Plan (PSMIP)
Note: there are differences in the requirement for the payment of contributions or premiums for each Plan.
For details on available premium or contribution payment options contact your departmental Compensation services or the Public Service Pay Centre.
What should you consider if you take a parental or maternity leave?
For more information, please refer to your collective agreement.
Visit Public service pension plan for information on pension.
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