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ACTIVE EMPLOYEES IN MILITARY SERVICE

Health and Dental Benefits:

For those with family coverage, your coverage for health and/or dental will continue and your employee share, if any, will be covered by the City. For those with single coverage, your coverage will end while you are on active leave, but will be reinstated to the first day the employee returns to work. The employee mus resubmit a health/dental enrollment form for the employee coverage.

Questions (Dental Insurance)? Call 414-286-2974 (or 286-3184);or send e-mail to DerBenefits@milwaukee.gov
Questions (Health Insurance)? Call 414-286-2178 (or 286-3184) or send e-mail to DerBenefits@milwaukee.gov


Life Insurance:

For those with coverage, premium payments can be made for a maximum of 12 months. At the end of the 12 month period coverage will end but will be reinstated the day you return to work. If premium payments are not made coverage will end but will be reinstated the day you return to work.

Questions?  Call 414-286-3557 or send e-mail to norm@cmers.com
Website:  http://www.cmers.com/CMERS/Benefits/Life-Insurance.htm


 

Pension Contribution:

Chapter 36 of the City charter provides that service credit for pension purposes will continue to accrue while on an approved military leave of absence from the date the leave begins up to a maximum of 90 days after the military discharge date. Contributions are required from the agency during this time period to reflect the salary the employee would have earned had they not been on military leave. In effect, it will appear, for pension purposes, that there was no break in service for military leave.

Questions?  Call 414-286-3557 or send e-mail to norm@cmers.com


Deferred Compensation Program:

The participant’s 457 account is not frozen while on active leave. Their accounts are active and they can make allocation changes anytime. They can only contribute when they are receiving pay from the City of Milwaukee. Once they return from Military Leave, they may start up their deferrals.

Questions?  Call 414 286-5541 or send e-mail to ebiesz@milwaukee.gov
Website:  http://city.milwaukee.gov/Deferred-Compensation-Plan.htm


Sick Leave / Vacation:

Sick leave and vacation are frozen when a member is off the City payroll. The member does not lose any sick leave or vacation and does not  accrue and sick leve when a member is off payroll. Where provisions of an applicable labor contract differ from this policy, benefits are administered per the labor contract.


Family and Medical Leave Act:

http://city.milwaukee.gov/der/FMLA


Promotional Exams:

Upon return, members must notify the FPC if eligible and interested in taking promotional examinations.


Employee Assistance Program (EAP):

  • Pre/Post Deployment: Mental health, social services and information for member and/or family. Contact Cris Zamora, Employee Assistance Coordinator for a confidential consultation 286-3145, czamora@milwaukee.gov; 200 East Wells Street, Room 706.
  • City of Milwaukee Employee Assistance Program:  http://city.milwaukee.gov/der/EAP

Other Resources:

 


R. 10.31.18