Unused sick leave may be converted to credits to pay for State Group Health Insurance at layoff, termination with 20 years of service, retirement, or death.

There are two programs that determine the value of sick leave credits at retirement. The Accumulated Sick Leave Conversion Credit (ASLCC) Program and the Supplemental Health Insurance Conversion Credit (SHICC) Program.

The ASLCC Program allows employees to convert sick leave to pay for health insurance at retirement, as well as in other situations such as death, layoff or termination with 20 years of service. Under this program, accumulated sick leave is multiplied by the employee’s highest basic pay rate in a qualifying position and converted to credits to pay for State Group Health Insurance in retirement (or in the other instances listed above).

The SHICC Program allows employees who have at least 15 years of continuous state service to earn sick leave credits in addition to those provided by the ASLCC Program. Eligible employees earn up to 52 supplemental credits/year for years 1-24 of service and up to 104 supplemental credits/year for years 25 and beyond. Note: the number of supplemental credits provided may not exceed the actual number of sick leave credit hours an employee has accumulated.

Additional information on the Sick Leave Credit Conversion Program that include a detailed brochure on the program, an estimator tool and videos can be accessed in the links below.


Every effort has been made to ensure this information is current and correct. Information on this page does not guarantee enrollment, benefits and/or the ability to make changes to your benefits.

Updated: 06/22/2021