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Long Term Disability insurance The University's Long Term Disability Plan is available to benefit-eligible faculty and staff in the University of Missouri System to provide replacement income in the event of a disability. It is not available to retirees. Certain benefit-eligible employees are eligible for the completely voluntary, employee-paid supplemental individual disability insurance.

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Short-term disability insurance provides nearly full income replacement if you are unable to work for an extended period due to an approved medical condition. Once you have fulfilled the applicable waiting period, short-term disability insurance provides income protection up to 66 2/3% of your annual base benefits pay (up to $5,000 per week maximum).

Short-term disability provides a no-cost base coverage, which is paid for by Vanderbilt, and buy-up coverage, which is paid for by the employee. The base portion pays 66.7% of your weekly wages on the first $24,000 of annual base salary with only a two-week waiting period (14 calendar days). Costs for the buy-up depend on your annual salary. You may opt out of the buy-up coverage at any time. If you wish to re-enroll in the buy-up coverage at another time, you will be subject to medical review and you could be denied.

Automatic enrollment in the base and buy-up enhanced short-term disability plan occurs on the first of the month after your hire date. You may waive the employee-paid buy-up short-term disability coverage at any time by going to My VU Benefits.

Vanderbilt pays for short-term disability insurance covering the first $24,000 of your annual base salary. You pay for the coverage above $24,000. The cost is 0.336 cents per $10 weekly benefit. Your monthly cost is calculated automatically when you enroll for your benefits on the My VU Benefits website. If you prefer to calculate your buy-up premium cost, here is the process to use:

When you receive the disability pay, you will be responsible for the income taxes on the base portion of your benefit (the first $24,000 of your annual base salary paid by Vanderbilt). However, since your buy-up short-term disability premiums are after-tax, you will not owe income taxes on your portion of the benefit, (the coverage above $24,000 paid by you).

How does short-term disability insurance work with PTO? All PTO-eligible staff that have been employed at Vanderbilt are enrolled in short-term disability with the base coverage (paid by Vanderbilt) and/or the buy-up coverage (paid by you). There is a waiting period of 14 calendar days before short-term disability begins. You can use time in your PTO bank or legacy sick time during this waiting period. Note that PTO or legacy sick time and short-term disability cannot be used at the same time.

How many weeks of short term disability will I receive if I have a baby, and have a normal delivery? Mothers will receive 6 weeks of short-term disability payments, after the 2-week waiting period, for a delivery without complications (both normal and c-section).

Is there a pre-existing condition clause in the enhanced short-term disability insurance program? There is not a pre-existing condition clause if you enroll in the plan as a new employee. Please review the Summary Plan Description for full details.

Do I have to wait a certain amount of time before the short-term disability benefit begins? How does that work? Yes, there is a two-week waiting period (14 calendar days). You can use PTO or legacy sick time until the short-term disability benefit begins. If you waived buy-up coverage and enrolled in only the base option, you must use any accrued legacy sick time you have before short-term disability begins. Short-term disability can last for up to 24 weeks. You will need to a file a claim to receive the benefit and have your physician complete paperwork before you return to work.

If I stop employment with Vanderbilt, will my short-term disability end? If you are on leave and receiving short-term disability income, it will continue after your employment ends as long as you are eligible. Please review the Summary Plan Description for full details.

Will I accrue PTO while I'm on short-term disability? No, you will not accrue PTO while on short-term disability because you will be in an unpaid status with Vanderbilt. You will be paid by MetLife (Vanderbilt's disability insurance provider) during your leave.

To provide you more information on this benefit, please visit This site contains specific information regarding the Amherst College benefit. The goal of this educational presentation is to provide important information on a topic that may help you in your disability insurance planning and personal financial welfare. You can also arrange for your own personal consultation with Joe Imparato. Please go online to to select a time best for you, or you can contact him at (617) 342-7223.

The purpose of disability insurance is to replace a portion of your income if illness or accident prevents you from working for an extended period of time. Typically, benefit payments are calculated as a percentage of monthly earnings, and are paid after an employee has been absent from work due to a disability for a specific period of time.

This website provides a summary of the benefits available. The University reserves the right to modify, amend, suspend or terminate any plan at any time, and for any reason without prior notification. You will be notified of any changes to these plans and how they affect your benefits, if at all. The plans described on this website are governed by insurance contracts and plan documents, which are available for examination. We have attempted to make explanations of the plans on this website as accurate as possible. However, should there be a discrepancy between this website and the provisions of the insurance contracts or plan documents, the provisions of the insurance contracts or plan documents will govern. In addition, you should not rely on any oral descriptions of these plans, since the written descriptions in the insurance contracts and plan documents will always govern.

A feature within the LTD program is the ability for you to elect the COLA option. COLA builds in a 4% annual increase to the level of your LTD benefits when your disability under the LTD plan lasts more than a year.

Federal laws protect longshore and harbor workers, coal miners, nuclear weapons workers employed by the Department of Energy (DOE) or a DOE contractor, and federal employees. Contact the workers' compensation program that applies to you for help filing a claim.

If you are an employer seeking information about legal termination of employees, you may wish to contact both the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and your state labor office to ensure you do not violate any federal or state labor laws. You may wish to consult with a licensed attorney.

Hamilton provides Short-term Disability to eligible associates after one (1) year of service and fourteen (14) days of disability for hourly associates, and after six (6) months and fourteen (14) days of disability for exempt associates. Short-term Disability benefits will replace up to 60% of your monthly base pay for non-exempt associates, and up to 100% of pay for exempt associates. Short-term Disability benefits will be paid up to 180 calendar days from date of disability. Disability must be certified by a physician, including pregnancy.

Long-term disability insurance and individual disability income insurance can help financially protect you if you were to become unable to work due to an illness or injury that keeps you out of work for over 90 days (this is the typical elimination period but policies differ and you would need to verify the exact terms on any policy that covers you or that you consider purchasing). Most policies offer to cover a percent of your pre-disability income for a set period of time with a general maximum of 66.66% of your income as a monthly insurance payout in the event that you become disabled.

Even if your spouse is currently employed, or could feasibly find work if you suffered a long-term disability, disability insurance could help cover unexpected expenses or help meet your financial needs until he or she is able to find additional income for your family. 041b061a72


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