If there is a change in employment status, please notify MERS through the Employer Portal as soon as possible. You can do this at the Participant edit screen, or by uploading the status on the Report. Status options are as follows and are noted by the numeric symbol which corresponds to that applicable status to be used in the file: Active (A), Inactive (I), Terminated (T), Medical Leave (M).
You would use this status for the following reasons:
Used for new hires and existing employees who are actively employed, in situations where someone is rehired, and when a participant is restarting contributions
Used when a participant is on military leave, when they have opted out of participation but have not left employment, when they are on leave for medical reasons, or if a participant's employment status has changed that makes them no longer eligible to participate
Used when the participant is no longer actively employed, if they are on disability and do not expect to return, or if you are notified of death (if the status reflects terminated, a date of termination must be on file)
Used when a participant is on medical leave but has not terminated employment - the program allows for reimbursement of medical expenses once the participant has been on medical leave for six months or longer.