LTD - Impact on Staff Benefits

This section details how your benefits may be impacted should you go on Long Term Disability (LTD) leave.

Medical, Dental, Group Life Insurance and/or Personal Accident Insurance

Your benefits will continue at the active employee contribution rates and you will be billed monthly for the benefits. You must inform Benefits as soon as possible if you do not wish to continue these benefits.

Contribution Rates

Your contribution rates will be equal to the rate you were paying prior to your disability. These rates are subject to change in accordance with changes to active employees' rates.

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA's)

Participation in the Flexible Spending Accounts end on the first day of your Long Term Disability Leave.

  • You must submit all claims by June 30 of the following calendar year.
  • Contact HealthEquity (WageWorks) online or by phone at 877-822-9091 to request a claim form.
  •  Along with the claim form, submit a copy of your itemized bill or an insurance form for health care expenses (submit a copy of your dependent care expenses for dependent care reimbursements).

Qualified Transportation Program

Participation in the Qualified Transportation Program ends the first day of your Long term Disability leave.

Retirement Benefits

The University continues to make contributions (both your contribution and the University’s contribution) to your basic retirement plan while you are out on full LTD. Your contributions to the Supplemental Retirement Program (SRP) are discontinued while you are fully disabled. Special rules apply for persons on partial disability. Please contact Benefits for more information.

Vacation Benefits

If you accrued vacation benefits while actively at work, you are not entitled to this benefit while on Long Term Disability leave.

Educational Assistance

Please contact a Benefits Counselor to obtain information regarding eligibility for educational assistance benefits.

Child Care Referral, Elder Care Consultation and Referral, Staff and Faculty Assistance

You may continue to participate in these other benefits when you are on Long Term Disability leave.