Maine Revised Statutes

§812. Right to benefits retained

1. Benefits accrual.  Absence for military training as described in section 811 does not affect the employee's right to receive normal vacation, sick leave, bonus, advancement and other advantages of employment normally to be anticipated in the employee's particular position.
[ 2001, c. 662, §12 (NEW) .]
2. Extension of insurance benefits.  Insurance benefits must be extended according to this subsection.
A. A public or private employer shall continue, at no additional cost to the member, the existing health, dental and life insurance benefits for at least the first 30 days of the military duty for any member of the National Guard or the Reserves of the United States Armed Forces if the member takes a military leave of absence from a position with that employer, other than a temporary position, in response to state or federal military orders. [2001, c. 662, §12 (NEW).]
B. After the expiration of the first 30 days of military leave, the member of the National Guard or the Reserves of the United States Armed Forces has the option of continuing the health, dental and life insurance benefits in effect at the member's own expense by paying the insurance premium at the same rates as paid by the employer. [2001, c. 662, §12 (NEW).]
[ 2001, c. 662, §12 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2001, c. 662, §12 (RPR).

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