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Maintaining Benefits While on a Leave of Absence

All of your automatic payroll deductions stop when you take a Leave of Absence (LOA) without pay. To continue your benefits you must pay by check or money order.

Starting a Leave of Absence is a qualifying event. You can choose to drop coverage and reinstate it upon returning to work. You will not earn credit with the Florida Retirement System (FRS) while you are on a leave without pay. No contributions can be made to the Miami-Dade County Deferred Compensation Plan while you are on a leave without pay status. You are not eligible to make a withdrawal from your account simply because you are on a leave without pay.

It is the employee's responsibility to submit the insurance payments for the correct amount in a timely manner.