Premiums will be taken through weekly payroll deduction. If you miss a payroll deduction as a result of absence or lack of work, no benefits will be extended for the following period. However, if a claim is incurred during a period of time when premiums were missed, the missed premium will be subtracted from the pended claim, maintaining a continuity of coverage. If a claim is not incurred during the missed premium timeframe, missed premium does not need to be made up. However, if you miss 5 consecutive weeks of premium, coverage will be terminated and you will not be eligible to re-enroll until the next open enrollment period unless you experience a qualifying event.