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Employee Offboarding

District of Columbia Government employees in the process of resigning or retiring or who have been informed of a dismissal can find general information and links to resources about benefits, obligations and programs related to leaving District government. Note that the individual application and impact of each program or benefit is dependent upon each employee's specific situation.

Exit Interview & Separation Materials

Exit interviews are an opportunity to inform employees about the status of their health benefits, life insurance, retirement, employment rights and related issues. In addition, obtaining information related to turnover and retention is extremely valuable in informing, developing and evaluating personnel and management policies and procedures.

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Temporary Continuation of Coverage

Temporary Continuation of Coverage (TCC) allows employees who separate from service to temporarily continue their insurance coverage. Employees separating from the District of Columbia Government will receive a TCC packet at their exit interview, which includes relevant TCC premium rates and enrollment materials.
 
Health Insurance
Health Insurance is effective for 31 days beyond the end of the pay period from which an employee separates. Employees have 60 days from the date of separation to apply. If the election is made timely and applicable premiums are paid, then your insurance is reactivated back to the loss of coverage date.
 
 
Resources:
 
Life Insurance
Life insurance is effective for 31 days beyond the end of the pay period from which an employee separates. Employees may also be eligible to convert or transfer Life Insurance Benefits to an individual insurance policy without submitting evidence of insurability or good health. Please see Conversion/Election to Port Life Insurance Coverage information below. Standard Insurance Company is the group life and disability insurance provider for the District of Columbia Government.
 

Conversion/Election to Port Life Insurance Coverage

If your insurance under the District of Columbia Employee Group Life Insurance Policy will end because of separation from employment with District Government, you may be eligible to buy portable group life insurance coverage for yourself and your dependents without submitting evidence of insurability.
 
Porting group life insurance coverage allows an employee to maintain their same insurance benefits although they are no longer part of the group. Employees previously insured under the District of Columbia Employee Group Life Insurance program may elect to continue all or a portion of their insurance, as well as any insurance for dependents. For more information, please see The Standard Insurance Company contact information below.
 
Premium Rates for Portability
Age
Non-Tobacco
Rate
Tobacco Rate
Example: Non-Tobacco Rate Per Month (Life Insurance worth $100,000)
Example: (Life Insurance worth $100,000) Tobacco Rate Per Month
0-34
$0.16
$0.22
$16.00
$22.00
35-39
$0.17
$0.24
$17.00
$24.00
40-44
$0.23
$0.34
$23.00
$34.00
45-49
$0.39
$0.56
$39.00
$56.00
50-54
$0.56
$0.81
$56.00
$81.00
55-59
$0.97
$1.38
$97.00
$138.00
60-64
$1.47
$2.09
$147.00
$209.00
65-69
$2.87
$3.98
$287.00
$398.00
70-74
$4.70
$6.31
$470.00
$631.00
75-79
$6.99
$9.05
$699.00
$905.00
80+
$12.82
$16.00
$1,282.00
$1,600.00
*Rates are based on age and whether you use tobacco.
 
Contact:
The Standard
Phone: (888) 937-4783
Fax: (888) 878-3686
 

Health Savings Accounts

For employees enrolled in a Health Savings Account (HSA) through their health care insurance provider, HSA funds will be available to use on qualified medical expenses per the IRS and plan regulations. The account will remain active until all funds have been exhausted. You will receive a new debit card from for your terminated account. 
 
Contact:
Payflex
Phone: (844) 729-3539
 

Flexible Spending Accounts

The District of Columbia Government offers all benefit-eligible employees two pre-tax Flexible Spending Account (FSA) benefits, the Health Care Flexible Spending Account (HCFSA) and the Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (DCFSA), which are administered by Benefit Resource, Inc.
 
Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts
Employees enrolled in an HCFSA who separate from employment are not allowed any days past separation of employment to incur expenses, but are allowed 30 days to submit expenses incurred prior to separation.
 
Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
Employees enrolled in a DCFSA who separate from employment are not allowed any days past separation of employment to incur expenses, but are allowed 30 days to submit expenses incurred prior to separation.
 
COBRA Flexible Spending Account Option
Employees may also choose to enroll in a COBRA Flexible Spending account. Please contact DCHR at [email protected] for more information.
 
Contact:
Benefits Resource, Inc.
Phone: (800) 473-9595, Monday - Friday, 8am - 8pm (Eastern Time)
 

Commuter Benefits

The Commuter Benefits Program is an employer-sponsored plan. Even though you may still have funds remaining and access to your Beniversal MasterCard, your participation in the plan ends on the day you separate from the District. Participants can use their Beniversal card through the end of the month following the last month of employment. For example, if an employee terminates March 15, they are able to use their current card through April 30. After that point, if they have a remaining balance of $11.75 or greater they will be automatically transferred to a spend-down account administered by BRi. They will receive a welcome letter and a new card in the mail. They can continue to use their spend-down card until the funds are exhausted.
 
Contact:
Benefits Resource, Inc.
Phone: (800) 473-9595, Monday - Friday, 8am - 8pm (Eastern Time)

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Employee Assistance Program

The Inova Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a comprehensive, top-ranked employee assistance service provider that offers practical, real-world solutions to employee life issues that may derail productivity and satisfaction. Employees separating from the District of Columbia Government are eligible and encouraged to utilize EAP through their benefits termination date.
 
Inova’s 24/7 EAP hotline and convenient online resources provide employees with easy, confidential access to professionals and resources including:
  • Confidential counseling
  • Legal services
  • Financial services
  • Savings center
  • Identity theft services
  • Webinar training
  • Work-Life referral services for child and elder care, home repairs, pet care and more
  • Wellness coaching
  • Lactation support
Contact:
Inova EAP
EAP Hotline: (800) 346-0110
 

Additional Information

For additional information about how separation, resignation or retirement affects your employee benefits, please contact the DCHR Benefits and Retirement Administration:
 
Phone: (202) 442-7627