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The limited summary information on this page is provided for your convenience. The benefit plans are governed by official plan documents that apply in the case of discrepancy. See the Benefits Handbook (login required for hyperlink to be active) for more details about benefit plans and company policies.

You’re taking an unpaid leave of absence?

As required by the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA), the Company allows eligible employees to take unpaid leaves of absence for the birth or adoption of a child or a serious health condition – your own, or that of your spouse, child or parent. For more information about FMLA, see your Benefits Handbook. In the case of a foreseeable leave, you must complete and submit a Request for Family/Medical Leave of Absence to your supervisor at least 30 days in advance of your anticipated leave date. If the FMLA leave is for a health condition, you must also complete and submit the FMLA Certification of Health Care Provider.

In accordance with the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), the Company permits absences of regular full-time and regular part-time employees to perform military service. Employees who leave active employment with the Company due to extended active duty (generally 31 days or more) are eligible for up to 24 months of continued coverage at a cost of 102% of the Company's cost. For more information about this coverage and to ensure you receive an election form, please contact the Company's Benefits Department at 1-877-262-5471 or talk with your local HR representative. Under the law, to be eligible for coverage during a military absence, you must follow the COBRA election rules and send your completed election form to the COBRA Administrator postmarked within 60 days of your extended Military Leave of Absence. For more information about Military Leaves of Absence and related benefits issues, see your Benefits Handbook.

Here is other important information about unpaid leaves of absence:

  • Be sure to work closely with your local HR representative prior to your leave to ensure all arrangements are in place prior to your leave.
  • Your pre-tax contributions under the Profit Sharing and Savings Plan (PSSP) will be continued at your elected percentage of pay only to the extent you receive pay during your leave.
  • Loan payments under the PSSP will be suspended during your leave, but your payment amounts may be adjusted when you return to work.

Here is additional important information about FMLA leaves:

  • Arrangements must be made with your local HR representative to pay any regular employee contributions required under any Company plans before, during, or after your leave at your option. Failure to make such arrangements may result in a loss of benefits.
  • If you fail to return from leave, the Company may require payment of the full cost of maintaining your health coverage for the leave period, unless you are prevented from returning to work due to a serious health condition or other circumstances beyond your control.

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You’re planning to retire in the near future?

Consider meeting with one of our NestEgg U financial coaches to review your options for your 401(k) account as you approach retirement. See the Benefits Handbook Retirement section for additional details a about the options available to you and the steps you need to take to prepare for retirement. Also, review the information about health coverage and other company benefits under the following question, “You’re leaving the Company?” Be sure to work closely with your local HR representative to ensure all arrangements are in place prior to your last day of work.

You're leaving the Company?

As you leave the Company, you probably have questions about health coverage, such as what’s available through the Health Insurance Marketplace or through Alliance Coal. And you may have questions about options to continue or replace other company benefits. See Benefit Plan Options for Employees Leaving the Company. This document includes a summary of your options and frequently asked questions (FAQs) to help you make decisions regarding health coverage, life insurance, and 401(k) savings.

In addition, the Corporate Benefits staff is available to answer your questions. Call during normal business hours, toll free, 877-262-5471.