Upon the receipt of your leave paperwork, Human Resources Benefits will mail you the claim from. Complete it following your actual last day of work. The carriers cannot accommodate anticipatory claims.
When you have completed the claim form, please submit it directly to the insurance provider.
Upon approval, the carrier will send a weekly benefit payment directly to the address you provide on your claim form.
Please allow up to ten business days for a claim to be processed.
No. Because you have already paid payroll taxes on the premium, no federal or state income tax is due on the benefit received. The insurance company will not deduct taxes from your weekly benefit check, nor will they mail you a W-2 at the end of the year.
This depends on the insurance carrier you have elected. UNUM benefits are not offset by any other paid leave. The Hartford benefits are offset by any paid leave you receive, including sick or vacation pay and any hours donated via compassionate transfer of leave.
The maximum benefit period is 26 weeks for Unum and 22–26 weeks for The Hartford.
It is advantageous to file a long-term disability claim as early as the third month after the onset of disability. Allowing a t-month processing window can increase the likelihood that your claim will be completed by the time your 6-month waiting period has been satisfied.
Yes. You are required to file a short-term disability claim first if you will also be applying for Compassionate Transfer of Leave. See the Compassionate Transfer of Leave Policy for additional information.
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