Question: What Happens To the Benefits Provided by my Employer If I Leave My Job?
What happens to the benefits provided by my current employer if I leave my job? That's a good question and one a lot of visitors to my About.com site ask. In fact, it's a question everyone should be able to answer before they resign from a job. It's also important to know if you've been terminated from employment.
You are entitled to receive some benefits by law. Your company may opt to provide additional benefits other than those mandated by state or federal law. Your Human Resources Department should have information available (and it may be online so you don't have to ask) on what benefits continue after you leave employment.
Benefits Questions to Ask
Ask about severance pay, accrued vacation, overtime and sick pay, pension benefits, and eligibility for unemployment insurance. Request information on continuance of health and life insurance benefits. Here's more information on employee benefits when you leave a job.
If you have any questions on what is offered, check with your State Department of Labor for clarification.