This information explains the effect of Non Pay Status on your benefits while you are receiving compensation from the Office of Workers Compensation.
TYPE OF BENEFIT
EFFECT OF LWOP OR NON PAY STATUS ON BENEFITS
|Accrual of annual and sick leave||
No leave is earned in any pay period during the leave year that the total hours in non pay status equals 80 or a multiple of 80 hours.
|Retirement coverage||Coverage continues at no cost to the employee for non pay time.|
|Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB)||FEHB premiums are deducted from the compensation payments when your compensation is expected to last more than 28 days. Premiums not deducted from salary or compensation are the responsibility of the employee, and the employee must respond to the FEHB options memo regarding payment of the FEHB premiums. FEHB enrollment may terminate after 365 days in non pay status unless OWCP requests the FEHB enrollment be transferred to OWCP.|
|Federal Employees Group Life Insurance (FEGLI)||FEGLI premiums are deducted from your workers compensation payments based on information provided by your supervisor on the CA-7 form. FEGLI coverage continues until it terminates because of separation or completion of 12 months in a non pay status, after which time, you will receive further information from Human Resources about continuing or converting your life insurance.|
|Thrift Savings Plan||TSP contributions and TSP loan repayments are not deducted from workers compensation payments. Employees should refer to the TSP Fact Sheet - Effect of Non Pay Status on TSP Participation.|
|Flexible Spending Account (FSAFEDS)||FSAFEDS is not deducted from workers compensation payments. Employees should refer to the FSA Web site.|
|Federal Dental and Vision Insurance (FEDVIP)||FEDVIP premiums are not deducted from workers compensation payments. When a deduction is missed, the employee may be directly billed by BENEFEDS. Unpaid direct bills may result in termination of coverage. Contact BENEFEDS at 1-877-888-FEDS (1-877-888-3337) or email Service@BENEFEDS.com for premium payment questions.|
|Long Term Care
|Federal Long Term Care premiums are not deducted from workers compensation payments. If you pay for Federal Long Term Care Insurance through payroll deductions, you must pay your premiums directly and timely while in non pay status, or your coverage will be cancelled. Call the Customer Service Center at LTC Partners at 1-800-LTC-FEDS (1-800-582-3337) (TTY 1-800-843-3557) to make alternative payment arrangements.|
Questions? Contact your servicing Benefits Specialist.
(For employees of USDA Marketing and Regulatory Programs and the Merit Systems Protection Board)