| In response to questions
from employers, employees and dependents,
the U. S. Department of Labor has posted
some FAQ’s on its website regarding
the employee benefit plan and related employment
treatment required for members of armed services,
Reserve, and National Guard units that are
called to active duty.
The DOL’s Q&A’s are at http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/faqs/faq_911_2.html
For the most part, these FAQ’s address the minimum treatment that employers
and employee benefit plans must extend to the Reservist who is called to active
duty. Obviously, some employers may desire to provide more generous benefit extensions
than are required by law, so that the military personnel and their families experience
as little disruption as possible with respect to employee benefit participation,
especially in the area of dependent health care.