Family and Medical Leave (FMLA)
As required by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the College will provide covered employees up to 12 weeks of unpaid job-protected leave for certain family, medical and military reasons. Up to 26 weeks of leave is available for situations involving a covered family member's service in the Armed Forces. Employees who have worked for the College for at least 12 months and for 1,250 hours over the previous 12 months of employment are eligible.
Please review the complete Family Medical Leave Policy
How to Request Leave
Requests for family care, military exigency, military caregiver, and medical leave must be approved in advance by your Supervisor and the Human Resources Department. Employees must provide ALBION COLLEGE with at least 30 days advance notice before the leave is to begin. If the need for leave is not foreseeable, and 30 days notice is not possible, notice must be given on the same day that the employee learns of the need for leave, or the next business day, unless circumstances make this impracticable. Leave requests should be made in writing and must set forth the reasons for the requested leave, the anticipated start date of the leave, and the anticipated duration of the leave.
Please print and complete the applicable request form:
Except in cases of child placement after adoption or foster care, a Certification of Health Care Provider form is also required, Please contact the human Resources Office to Obtain the appropriate Certification form. In most cases, a “doctor’s note” will not be accepted as appropriate medical certification. Employees will be required, unless the College waives the requirement, to recertify the need for the leave at least every thirty (30) days and must report on a periodic basis no less often than every two (2) weeks with respect to their progress or the progress of their parent, spouse or child, and their anticipated date for return to work.
All time off work which meets the definitions under FMLA will be charged against the yearly FMLA allowance.
It may be necessary for the College to contact an employee regarding her/his leave while on leave. If the employee can not be reached at her/his home phone number that is on file with the College for the duration of the leave, and the leave is in excess of 5 working days, the employee must provide contact information (phone & address).
When on medical leave, employees may not engage in conduct that is inconsistent with the need for such leave. Employees on medical leave will not perform any paid work for another employer or any paid self-employment work during a medical leave without the prior approval of the Chief Division Officer and/or the Director of Human Resources.
Additional information can be found at:
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
The College contracts with Behavioral Health Resources (BHR) for your confidential assistance with everyday issues: marital, family, grief counseling, physical health, emotional health, elder care, substance abuse, financial counseling, and job stress. As an employee you may have four free visits each year. After you have completed your four free visits additional visits may be processed through your health insurance (BCBS) and you will be responsible for any of the co-pays.
Behavioral Health Resources
Contact Information and Locations:
Hours for general information call the Summit Pointe general information number at (269) 966-1460 or 1-800-269-5870, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
In cases of emergency, call our 24-hour Emergency Response line at 1-800-632-5449.
(Located in downtown Battle Creek at the corner of W. Michigan Ave. and United Way).
140 W. Michigan Ave.
Battle Creek, MI 49017
Phone: (269) 966-1460
Cedar Glen Centre
(In the Brickyard Creek Office Park, South of Beckley Road. Upon turning into Brickyard Creek, make an immediate left turn. This road will lead you to Behavioral Health Resources.)
3630 Capital Ave., SW
Battle Creek, MI 49015
Phone: (269) 979-8333
Albion Behavioral Health Resources
(Located in Downtown Albion.)
105 S. Superior
Albion, MI 49224
Phone: (517) 629-5531
- The individual member deductible is $100
- The family deductible is $200
- There is no deductible for Class I or Class IV services. When you receive covered Class II or III services, you must pay a deductible before payment will be made for these benefits.
|Class of Service:
||Your Copay Is:
|Class I - Preventative Services
|Class II - Restorative Services
|Class III - Denture & Bridges
|Class IV - Orthodontics Services
$1000 annually for Class I, II and III services combined
$1000 lifetime for Class IV (orthodontic) services
Every effort is made to provide accurate information. However, this is not a guarantee of payment. Treatment will be rendered based on BCBS's payment liability, we recommend you request a predetermination for your treatment plan prior to having any services rendered.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBS PPO participants)
Customer Service Information:
Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Please send all correspondence to:
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Costumer Service Center
P.O. Box 2888
Detroit, MI 48231
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Short Term Disability
Albion College provides salary continuation to those full-time Faculty and Administrative employees temporarily disabled due to a non-occupational accident or illness including, in the case of a female employee, pregnancy and pregnancy- related conditions.
An employee shall be eligible for full salary continuation and partial salary continuation as follows:
- Full salary will continue for two (2) weeks for each year of service up to ten (10) years of service, and three (3) weeks for each year of service over ten (10) years of service, up to a maximum of 26 weeks (6 months).
- Partial salary will continue at fifty percent (50%) of an employee's monthly salary for employees with less than five (5) years of service, which shall be payable after the exhaustion of the payments in step 1, up to a maximum of 26 weeks (6 months).
- Partial salary continues at sixty percent (60%) of an employee's monthly salary for employees with more than five (5) years of service, which shall be payable after the exhaustion of the payments in step 1 up to a combined maximum of twenty-six weeks.
- Full and partial salary continuation payments will be computed on the basis of the employee's salary at the time the medical leave commenced.
- Once an eligible employee recovers from a disability and returns to full-time work, the employee shall again be eligible for salary continuation.
- Subsequent disabilities arising from the same cause or a recurrence of a previous disability will be considered a new disability only if the employee has returned to work full time for a minimum of two (2) weeks.
- If an employee receives or is entitled to receive benefits from the disability provision of an individual "No Fault" automobile policy, benefits payable will be reduced by that amount of benefits the employee receives or is entitled to receive from the "No Fault" automobile policy.
- The College will require the employee to furnish written statements from a qualified physician specifying the nature and extent of the disability.
Long Term Disability
Albion College provides salary continuation at sixty percent (60%) of an employee's monthly salary for employees who are eligible to participate in the Long-Term Total Disability Plan.