University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources
http://www.umn.edu/ohr
612-625-2016

Layoff or Non-Renewal

Layoff or Non-Renewal Programs

An important decision to make regarding layoff or non-renewal is whether or not to choose the option to participate in the layoff or non-renewal programs. Eligibility for the layoff or non-renewal programs varies depending upon the employee group to which you belong. Click on the link to review the specific policy governing your employee group, including the policy, appropriate contacts, definitions, procedures to follow, and the forms and instructions that are needed.

Continuing Your Benefits

If you elect to participate in the layoff or non-renewal program, the continuation of medical and dental coverage available under COBRA runs concurrently with the benefits extended under the program. The University will contribute toward the cost of your medical or dental coverage for the period shown in the chart below. The contribution is based on your work location and permanent residence on your last day of employment.

Full Years of Continuous ServicePeriod of University Contribution
Less than 3 yearsUniversity will NOT contribute
3 through 4 yearsUniversity will contribute for up to 6 months
5 through 9 yearsUniversity will contribute for up to 12 months
10 years and overUniversity will contribute for up to 18 months

If you elect not to participate in the layoff or non-renewal program or if the University contribution period is less than 18 months, you can continue your medical, dental, and life insurance benefits for up to 18 months through COBRA continuation coverage by paying the full cost plus a two percent administrative fee.

If you have questions about your situation call 4-UOHR (612-624-8647 or 800-756-2363) or send an email to benefits@umn.edu.