Assurant Short Term Disability
The short term disability plan provides a non-taxable income benefit after 7 consecutive days of illness and up to 26 weeks of disability. New full time faculty and staff are eligible to enroll within the first 30 days of hire; thereafter, enrollment requires a statement of health subject to approval by Assurant. The benefit is 60% of basic salary up to a maximum benefit of $1,000 per week. Rates are based on salary. Employees must use all sick and annual leave prior to the start of the benefit. Assurant will not pay benefits for any part of a period of disability during which you are receiving benefits under any worker's compensation account.
Faculty and staff on less than a 12 month contract are covered for benefits through the summer. Therefore, benefits are calculated based on a 52 week period for all employees.
Contact the Benefits Office to file a claim.
Assurant Short Term Disability Benefits Certificate