Leave of Absence and Disability Insurance
- Telephonic reporting: 1.877.202.0055
- Online reporting: matrixabsence.com
- Apple and Android applications
- *Faculty members: Please visit the Faculty Checklist for specific instructions on how to file a Leave of Absence claim for 9 and 12-month faculty contracts.
- Notify his or her supervisor;
- Notify Human Resources;
- 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.
- Notify your supervisor
- File the claim
- Submit required documents to Matrix Absence Management for both processing and approval
Faculty members interested in learning more about how to file a Leave of Absence claim, please visit the Faculty Checklist.
Short-term Disability insurance terminates on an employee's last day worked
For additional information, please see the LUC Benefits Booklet, located in the Resources section (upper right)
You are eligible for University-paid Long-Term Disability (LTD) benefits if you are a University faculty (.80 or higher) or staff (.80 or higher). If you are eligible, the University provides you with paid Long-Term Disability (LTD) coverage. LTD benefits provide salary replacement during an extended leave due to an eligible medical condition that prevents you from performing your regular work duties and responsibilities.
When approved by the LTD insurance carrier, Matrix, the LTD Plan will pay 66-2/3% of your pre-disability University earnings (your eligible monthly/contracted salary), less other disability income benefits, up to a maximum benefit of $12,500 per month (minimum $100).
- For full-time benefits-eligible faculty and University administrators, benefits begin after 180 consecutive calendar days of any illness or disability that prevents them from working. Length of benefit payments varies.
- For full-time benefits-eligible exempt staff members, benefits begin after 90 consecutive calendar days of any illness or disability that prevents them from working. Length of benefit payments varies.
- For full-time benefits-eligible non-exempt and professional-hourly staff members, benefits begin after 90 consecutive calendar days of any illness or disability that prevents them from working. Length of benefit payments varies.
Short-Term and Long-Term Disability insurance terminates on your last day worked. You may contact the Human Resources Office for more details on the Long-Term Disability Plan. Refer the Benefits Booklet for a summary of STD and LTD benefits, located in the Resources section (upper right).