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Short Term Disability

Short Term Disability (STD) coverage is provided to all full-time faculty and full-time staff. STD 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.

Full-Time Faculty and University Administrators:

Full-time benefits-eligible faculty and University administrators are eligible to participate on the first (1st) day of the month, following completion of six (6) months of active employment. They will receive 100% of pre-disability earnings during the first 14 weeks of any illness or disability that prevents them from working. Weeks 15 through 26 are paid at 80% of pre-disability earnings.

Exempt Staff:

Full-time benefits-eligible exempt staff members are eligible to participate on the first (1st) day of the month, following completion of six (6) months of active employment. They will receive 100% of pre-disability earnings for up to 10 weeks of an illness or disability that prevents them from working. There is an elimination period of 10 consecutive working days.

Non-Exempt/Professional Hourly Staff:

Full-time benefits-eligible non-exempt and professional-hourly staff members are eligible to participate on the first (1st) day of the month, following completion of six (6) months of active employment. They will receive 100% of pre-disability earnings for up to 10 weeks for an illness or disability that prevents them from working. There is an elimination period of 10 consecutive working days.

View information about the General Leave of Absence and Family/Medical Leave Act

Effective January 1, 2014, all disability claims will be handled through Prudential. To report an absence or disability to Prudential, either:

  1. Call 877.FOR.PRU1 (877.367.7781) anytime. Employees can speak to an absence professional or follow the prompts to record their absence or disability information
  2. Go to www.prudential.com/luc and click on "Family & Medical Leave of Absence". Log in and click on "Report an Absence." Follow the instructions

Employees will need the company control number: #51765

These instructions and other information can also be found on the leave management brochure at Reporting an Absence or Disability.

Please reach out to the benefits team at benefits@luc.edu if you have questions regarding your leave.

Click here for more information about Disability Insurance.

revised 1.13.14

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