Short Term and Long Term Disability Plan Process
Benefits and compensation
An employee may keep his/her benefits elections while on a paid leave of absence. Sick and vacation time will not accrue while receiving short-term disability benefits. During a paid leave of absence, the University’s contribution to the defined contribution retirement plan (DCRP) will continue to be made for an employee on the basis of the compensation being paid by the University. In addition, any pay increases due an employee during an approved short-term disability will be delayed until the employee returns to work.
Lakeside faculty members or a 10-month employee who becomes disabled while on a scheduled break in the academic schedule will not be considered as disabled until the date regular work activities are scheduled to resume.
Notification of absence
In case of absence due to a serious health condition for more than three consecutive workdays, an employee is required to notify his or her supervisor and Human Resources and must also report the leave to Prudential at 877.FOR.PRU1 (877.367.7781).
For full detail on how to report a leave or disability, please read the leave management brochure at Reporting an Absence or Disability. For detailed information, see the General Leave of Absence and Family/Medical Leave Act.
If you have questions regarding leaves, please contact Human Resources at 312.915.6175.
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