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									  BOBBY JINDAL                                                                                ANGELE DAVIS
     GOVERNOR                                                                         COMMISSIONER OF ADMINISTRATION



                                     State of Louisiana
                                              Division of Administration
                                          Office of Human Resources


   MEMORANDUM

    TO:                 ALL EMPLOYEES
                        Division of Administration
                        Office of the Governor
                        Auxiliary Units

    FROM:               Employee Administration

    DATE:               June 22, 2010

    RE:                 Notification of your Rights and Responsibilities

    1.     Mailing Address and Telephone Number – It is your responsibility to assure
    that both your supervisor and Employee Administration have your current mailing
    address and telephone number. A change of address or phone number should be
    made in the Louisiana Employees Online (LEO) system.

    You have a right to the confidentiality of your mailing address and telephone
    number. You are responsible for completing the Confidentiality of Home Address
    and Phone Number Form if you choose to have your home address and/or
    telephone number regarded as confidential.

    3.      Prior State Service Information – Your total state service determines the rate
    that you earn leave as state employee. Your total state service is also used in the
    event of a layoff. Your total state service is calculated by Employee
    Administration and made a part of your permanent file. It is your responsibility to
    list all prior state service so the time can be calculated accurately.

    4.     Change of Beneficiary – Please ensure that Employee Administration has
    the most updated and accurate beneficiary information on file. At the time of
    death, the Division of Administration, Office of Group Benefits, Prudential Life

Post Office Box 94095       Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804-9095  (225) 342-6060  1-800-354-9548  Fax (225) 342-0019
                                              An Equal Opportunity Employer
Insurance, and LASERS (Louisiana State Employees Retirement System) will use
the last beneficiary information provided. If you have any questions concerning
your beneficiary, please contact Employee Administration.

5.    Continuation of Health Insurance Following Separation from your Job –
Federal legislation referred to as COBRA, mandate the following:

      A.    If you are a current member of a group health insurance plan (ex.
            PPO, CDHD, MH-HMO or HMO), and if you lose that coverage due
            to loss of job (for reasons other than gross misconduct on your part),
            or if you lose your coverage due a reduction from full-time to part-
            time status, then you have an opportunity for a temporary extension of
            health coverage.

      B.    If you are a current member of a group health insurance plan (ex;
            PPO, CDHD, MH-HMO, or HMO), and carry your spouse under your
            coverage, your spouse has an opportunity for a temporary extension
            of health coverage should he/she lose coverage for any of the
            following reasons:

                  1.    The death of the Employee (Spouse)
                  2.    The termination of the employee (spouse) for reasons
                        other than gross misconduct.
                  3.    Divorce or legal separation from the employee
                  4.    Employee becomes eligible for Medicare.

      C.    Any dependent child of an employee covered by a group health
            insurance plan (ex; PPO, CDHD, MH-HMO, or HMO), has an
            opportunity for a temporary extension of health coverage if coverage
            is lost for any of the following reasons:

                  1.    The death of the employee (parent)
                  2.    A termination of the employee (parent) for reasons other
                        than gross misconduct or reduction of hours which
                        results in full-time to part-time employment
                  3.    Divorce or legal separation
                  4.    Employee becomes eligible for Medicare
                  5.    The dependent creases to be a “dependent child” under
                        the Office of Group Benefits.
Under the law, the employee or a family member has the responsibility to inform
the Office of Group Benefits of a divorce, legal separation, or a child losing
dependent status.

For any continuation of coverage, application must be made within a limited time
frame and you must pay your portion and the state’s portion of the COBRA
premium. This continued coverage may remain in effect for varying periods of
time, depending upon the circumstances. Information can be obtained from
Employee Administration concerning COBRA.

If you have any questions regarding any of the above rights and responsibilities,
please call Employee Administration.

								
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