If you are enrolled in and pay for Optional Short Term Disability insurance, this provides partial salary replacement if you are unable to work due to a non-work related accident or illness.
Benefits on an approved claim begin after 30-day waiting period from your determined "date of disability" and may continue for a up to a maximum of nine (9) weeks.
New employees must apply within 31 days of hire to enroll to be guaranteed the 30 day waiting period. If you apply after this 31 days, you'll have a 60-day waiting period for illnesses or pregnancy during the first year of coverage.
You may enroll or end enrollment at any time via the The Standard's online site.
Premiums are deducted out of each paycheck.
Current Plan Documents
- Optional Short Term Disability Plan Highlights (pdf)
- Optional Short Term Disability Insurance Policy (pdf) - through The Standard Insurance Company