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  • New Employer-paid Short-term Disability Benefit

    Apr 02, 2019 | Read More News
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    We’re Rolling Out a New Short-term Disability Plan

    Pima County is pleased to announce a new County-paid Short-term Disability benefit starting April 1, 2019. This plan is administered by Lincoln Financial Group and covers a portion of your income when you are recovering from an illness or injury.

     

    How Does it Work?

    The Short-term Disability benefit provides 66.67% of your weekly salary up to a maximum of $1,500 per week. There is a 14-calendar day (unpaid) elimination period from the date last worked. You must use your leave accruals during this waiting period. You may, but are not required to, use your accruals to supplement the remaining 33.33% of your salary. You may receive the paid disability benefit for up to 24 weeks after the waiting period.

     

    Eligibility Criteria

    • Any employee who is benefits eligible (works 20 or more hours per week)
    • Has worked for the County 90 days in a benefits eligible position
    • Is unable to work due to their own illness, injury, pregnancy, or birth
    • Is under the care of a healthcare provider
    • Is unable to perform their job duties
    • Has satisfied a 14-calendar day elimination period

     

    What’s the Process?

    Employees will request the Short-term Disability benefit from Human Resources in concurrence with any Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave. Please refer to Administrative Procedure 23-24, for complete process details.

     

    Where Can I Learn More?

    Be sure to attend an on-site meeting or webinar so you can get your questions about these new benefits answered. You can also visit the Short-term Disability webpage for more information, forms and plan documents. For Questions contact the BeWell team at 724-8464 or email HRBenefits@pima.gov.