Disability coverage helps protect your income when you can’t work - whether from illness, injury, pregnancy, surgery, or another condition.
Disability insurance coverage
Disability benefits are available for Academic division employees enrolled in the VRS or ORP retirement plan, with the exception of employees in the traditional sick plan, as well as Medical Center Team Members and Housestaff.
If you are unable to work due to your own health condition, notify your manager of your need for a leave of absence as far in advance as possible.
Contact UNUM at 866.269.0979 to apply for a FMLA or Medical Leave that would run concurrently with your disability benefits, if approved. Members of the VRS retirement plan will need to contact Alight, formerly Reed Group, for disability in addition to contacting UNUM for a leave of absence.
Follow the instructions indicated below based on your retirement plan to contact the appropriate disability vendor and manage your pay while on leave.
Refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below for additional topics.