Former Employees With Disabilities (FEWD)
How can you determine if you will leave employment as a retiree versus a Former Employee With Disabilities (FEWD)?
If you have been on medical leave for more than six months, you may have the option to continue health and/or dental coverage in SEGIP as a FEWD or as a retiree. You must weigh the option of continuing coverage as a FEWD or as a retiree. It is usually to your benefit to select the retirement benefit for insurance purposes. You must make the decision to retire while on medical leave. It is important to realize that your decision to leave employment as either a retiree or FEWD will not dictate which pension benefit you are eligible to receive. To determine your continuation status as a disabled employee, or for more information, contact your human resources department or a SEGIP representative.