short-term disability benefits
if you are sick or injured
You may be eligible for short-term disability benefits if you need to miss work.
The Short-Term Disability (STD) Plan is designed to help protect your income if you’re unable to work due to a qualifying illness, injury or medical condition. The plan pays benefits from two benefit banks – one for on-the-job disabilities and one for off-the-job disabilities (including time off to visit a primary care provider to receive preventive care). Off-the-job benefits accumulate as you complete years of service. The maximum benefit you can accrue is 26 weeks of full-pay and 26 weeks of half-pay. Currently, this coverage is provided at no additional cost to eligible employees. You do not need to enroll for coverage; it is automatically provided. Participation in the STD Plan begins on your first day of work, provided you are eligible and actively at work. See the Short-Term Disability summary plan description for information on what disabilities are covered by the plan and how to file a claim for benefits. If you go on a short-term disability absence, you must keep in touch with your supervisor and follow the Disability Management Program.