Hackensack Meridian Health team members are eligible to take leave for their own health condition under federal and state law. In most cases, team members must have completed at least one year of service with Hackensack Meridian Health, generally worked at least 1,250 hours during the preceding 12-month period, and declared intent to return to work after the leave. Team members are eligible for up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave during a 12- to 24-month period, depending on the interaction between state and federal law and the team member’s individual circumstances.
IMPORTANT: Leaves of absence related to maternity leave are covered under two separate plans: Personal Disability and Baby Bonding Time. Technically, “maternity leave” doesn’t exist as a policy. By combining a Personal Disability leave with Baby Bonding Time, team members can create their own “maternity leave.” Personal Disability leave is paid by The Hartford and HMH (depending on eligibility and available time), while Baby Bonding Time follows the same process as a Family Member Disability and is paid by NJFLI and HMH (depending on eligibility and available time). Please review all steps closely to make sure you’re getting the coverage you need.