Leave of Absence Disability and Insurance
Beginning January 1, 2017, Matrix Absence Management will be our new administrator for Leave of Absence and Disability Programs. They will also administer the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), State Leave Laws where applicable, Military, Personal Medical, and Personal Leaves.
Employees will be able to report leaves three ways:
Telephonic reporting: 1.877.202.0055
Online reporting: matrixabsence.com
Apple and Android applications
For existing leave of absence and disability programs information, please review the items below.
A leave of absence may be granted to maintain continuity of service when extenuating circumstances require an employee's absence. Learn more about the Family Medical Leave Act, including eligibility details:
Long-term Disability (LTD) coverage is provided to eligible employees and provides salary replacement during an extended leave due to an eligible medical condition that prevents an employee from performing regular work duties and responsibilities.
- Long-term Disability insurance terminates on an employee's last day worked
- Additional information is available in the Benefits Booklet, located in the Resources section (upper right)
- Currently, in case of absence due to a serious health condition for more than three consecutive workdays, an employee is required to notify his or her supervisor and Human Resources and must also report the leave to Matrix Absence Management
- Please keep in mind, an employee may keep his/her benefits elections while on a paid leave of absence. Sick and vacation time will not accrue while receiving short-term disability benefits
- During a paid leave of absence, the University’s contribution to the defined contribution retirement plan (DCRP) will continue to be made for an employee on the basis of the compensation being paid by the University. In addition, any pay increases due an employee during an approved short-term disability will be delayed until the employee returns to work
- Lakeside faculty members or a 10-month employee who becomes disabled while on a scheduled break in the academic schedule will not be considered as disabled until the date regular work activities are scheduled to resume
For additional information, see the General Leave of Absence and Family/Medical Leave Act Policy
Short-term disability (STD) coverage is provided to eligible employees and provides salary replacement during a medical leave due to non-work-related medical conditions that prevent one from performing regular work responsibilities for three or more days. This benefit is provided at no cost to employees.
- Short-term Disability insurance terminates on an employee's last day worked
- Please see the LUC Benefits Booklet, located in the Resources section (upper right), for additional information
The University will provide benefits under the Workers' Compensation Act and the Workers' Occupational Diseases Act for an employee who suffers an accidental injury or a disabling occupational disease arising out of and in the course of employment by the University. Learn more: