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You Leave JPMorgan Chase
For health care coverage: If your employment with JPMorgan Chase terminates, participation in the Medical, Dental, Vision, and Health & Wellness Centers Plans for you and your covered dependents ends on the last day of the month in which you end active employment. However, you generally will be eligible to continue participation for a certain period under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA). (Please see "Continuing Coverage Under COBRA" in the Health Care Participation section for more information on COBRA.) The health care plans cannot reimburse expenses incurred after the end of the month in which you leave JPMorgan Chase unless you choose to continue your participation under COBRA or under JPMorgan Chase retiree coverage. For more information, please see the As You Leave Guide on me@jpmc.
  • The provisions noted above for the health care plans also apply to the expatriate medical and dental options. If you are a U.S. home-based expatriate or an expatriate assignment to the U.S., under certain circumstances, you may be eligible to continue participation for a certain period of time under COBRA. Non-U.S. home-based expatriate employees assigned outside the United States and their dependents are not eligible for COBRA continuation coverage.
For the Health Care Spending Account, if you are participating in the Health Care Spending Account when your employment with JPMorgan Chase ends, you will be covered for eligible expenses incurred in the plan year up to the end of the month in which you terminate. You then have until March 31 of the year following your termination from JPMorgan Chase to submit claims for any eligible expenses incurred during the previous year, up to the end of the month in which you terminate. Expenses incurred after the end of the month in which you leave JPMorgan Chase cannot be reimbursed by the JPMorgan Chase Health Care Spending Account unless you choose to continue your Health Care Spending Account participation under COBRA. By electing continuation coverage under COBRA, you may continue your Health Care Spending Account participation through any month up until the end of the year in which your employment ends, if you make after-tax contributions to the account. (Please see "Continuing Coverage Under COBRA" in the Health Care Participation section for more information on COBRA.)
For the Dependent Care Spending Account, if you have a balance remaining in the Dependent Care Spending Account when your employment with JPMorgan Chase ends, you may continue to submit claims against the balance in the account for eligible expenses incurred in the plan year up to your termination date. You then have until March 31 of the year following your termination from JPMorgan Chase to submit claims for any eligible expenses incurred during the previous year, up to your termination date. Expenses incurred after your termination date cannot be reimbursed by the JPMorgan Chase Dependent Care Spending Account. You may not continue to make contributions to the Dependent Care Spending Account after your termination.
For the Transportation Spending Accounts, if you have a balance remaining in the "Pay Me Back" option of the Parking Account when you leave, you may continue to submit claims against the balance in your account for up to 180 days following the end of the benefit month (for example, expenses incurred in January must be claimed by July); otherwise, your Parking Account balance will be forfeited. You may not continue to make contributions to the Transportation Spending Accounts after your termination. If you are planning to leave the company, you should change your contribution amount to zero approximately one month before your departure in order to avoid forfeiting any contributions. The Transportation Spending Accounts, under Section 132 of the Internal Revenue regulations, allow qualified transportation expenses to be excluded from an employee's gross income. Under these regulations, before-tax contributions are non-refundable to the employee under any circumstances including termination of employment.
For the Life and Accident Insurance Plans, if your employment with JPMorgan Chase terminates, active participation in the Business Travel Accident, Basic Life, Supplemental Term Life and AD&D Insurance Plans generally end on the date your employment ends. For more information, please see the Life and Accident Insurance section.
  • For Basic Life, upon receipt of the MetLife conversion package at your home mailing address, and within 31 days of your termination date, you may convert any portion of your Basic Life Insurance to an individual policy by contacting Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (MetLife), the plan administrator. Financial advisors at Barnum Financial Group (acting on behalf of MetLife) will be able to address any questions on how much to convert to an individual policy. MetLife will bill you directly.
  • For Supplemental Term Life, within 31 days of your termination date, you have the option to convert your employee and/or dependent life insurance coverage to an individual life policy or port that coverage following your termination of employment as follows:
    • Employee Supplemental Life Insurance:
      • You may convert the coverage to an individual policy; OR
      • You may port the lesser of your total life insurance in effect at date of termination or up to $2 million (in increments of $25,000)
      • You must provide MetLife evidence of insurability for the additional coverage amount
      • If you are already at the $2 million maximum you may not increase your coverage.
    • Dependent Spouse Supplemental Life Insurance:
      • You may convert the coverage to an individual policy; OR
      • You may port the minimum of $2,500 ($10,000 when porting Dependent Spouse life insurance alone) to a maximum of the lesser of your total dependent spouse life insurance in effect at date of termination, or $300,000.
    • Dependent Child Supplemental Life Insurance:
      • You may convert the coverage to an individual policy; OR
      • You may port your dependent child supplemental life insurance coverage at a minimum of $1,000 to a maximum of the lesser of the total amount in effect at the date of termination or $20,000.
  • For Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance:
    • You may port up to $2 million of your employee AD&D coverage with Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (MetLife) within 31 days of your termination date.
    • When you leave JPMorgan Chase, you may increase the amount of your portable AD&D coverage in increments of $25,000, up to a maximum of $2 million. Evidence of Insurability (EOI) may be required.
    • You may also port any dependent AD&D coverage, but only if you elect to port your employee AD&D coverage.
    • Financial advisors at Barnum Financial Group (acting on behalf of MetLife) will also be able to address any questions on how much AD&D coverage to port for you and/or your dependents.
    • When you port your coverage(s), MetLife will bill you directly.
  • For Business Travel Accident Insurance, you may not convert or port this coverage to an individual policy.
  • For more details, see the information in each plan description about continuing coverage in the Life and Accident Insurance section.
Porting Versus Converting Insurance Policies
When leaving the company, you may be able to either "port" or "convert" the group insurance policy to an individual policy. Both typically result in higher rates than a group policy, but there are differences.
  • When you convert an insurance policy, you are not required to provide proof of insurability to receive coverage. The premium you pay is based on your age at the time of policy conversion.
  • When you port a policy, you must provide proof of insurability to receive preferred, or less expensive, premiums. Also, the premiums generally change as you age.
For the Group Legal Services Plan, if your employment with JPMorgan Chase terminates, participation for you and your covered dependents usually ends on your termination date. You have the option to continue coverage by contacting MetLife Legal Plans, the claims administrator, within 31 days of the date your coverage ends and electing to continue the Plan. Currently you can continue the Plan for an additional 12 months with direct payment to MetLife Legal Plans. Any services in progress before your termination date will be provided, even if you don't continue coverage.
For the Group Personal Excess Liability Plan, if your employment with JPMorgan Chase terminates, participation for you and your covered dependents usually ends on your termination date. While you cannot convert or port your coverage, you may continue your current coverage through the end of the calendar year by paying the balance of the remaining premium in full directly to Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services.