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Leave of Absence​​​

​There may be times in which you have a need for time away from scheduled work. Bronson has several policies outlining the process and approval for a Leave of Absence (LOA).

A leave of absence is considered a privilege granted to an employee. Consequently, a final decision as to granting or denying a request for leave or extension rests with the employee's department director and is dependent upon several factors:

    1. Reasons for requesting a leave or extension
    2. Performance and attendance record
    3. Timeliness of request
    4. Staffing requirements of the department

Leaves of absence for personal, educational, and emergency reasons may, at the discretion of Bronson Healthcare Group, be granted for specified time periods.​ Unpaid time off will not be granted as long as an employee has available PTO time. With the exception of approved funeral leave, all available PTO (vacation, sick, personal) must be used prior to the granting of a leave of absence.​

Types of Leave​

If you have a need for time away for the reasons below, your first step is to contact Sunlife toll free at 1-877-786-3652 or by email at absence@sunlife-ams.com. Phone submission is available M – F from 8:30 am – 10:30 pm ET.

  • Medical Leave - personal injury, work-related injury, or to care for a family member
  • Parental Leave - birth or adoption for all parents
  • Military Leave
  • Disability Leave
If your time away from work is regarding the reasons in the list below, contact your immediate supervisor.
  • ​Quarantine Leave (ERL)
  • Funeral Leave
  • Educational Leave
  • Personal Leave
Employees not reporting to work within three (3) calendar days after the expiration of their leave shall be considered voluntary resignations and shall be terminated.

What Happens To My Benefits On Leave?

Employees will retain all fringe benefits and credited service accrued during their period of employment immediately preceding the leave. ​

How to File Claim Sunlife.pdf

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