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Subject 513-15-1 RULES OF GENERAL APPLICABILITY

Rule 513-15-1-.01 Rules of General Applicability

(1) The mailing address of the State Employees Assurance Department is Two Northside 75, Suite 300, Atlanta, Georgia 30318-7778.
(2) All correspondence respecting rules and regulations consistent with the requirements of Code Section 47-1-10 is to be directed to the Director.

Rule 513-15-1-.02 Continuance of Coverage While on Leave Without Pay

(1) A member with at least one year of membership service may retain group term life insurance coverage while on leave without pay (LWOP) for a maximum of four (4) years provided:
(a) member submits a request in writing to the State Employees Assurance Department;
(b) member does not accept employment other than with a State agency;
(c) member does not go on active duty with the Armed Forces of the United States.
(2) The cost for continuing coverage is 1% of the last monthly salary reported to the Employees' Retirement System (ERS). Premiums will be collected later at termination, date of retirement, or at the time of death. If member terminates, the premium is deducted from the check refunding retirement contributions. When member continues in service until retirement, the premiums due while on LWOP may be paid by check to the Employees' Retirement System, or, at the member's request, ERS can suspend the monthly retirement check until the premiums are recovered. In the event of death while on LWOP, premiums are deducted from the life insurance payment to the beneficiary.