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Long-Term Disability

The University provides group long-term disability insurance coverage for eligible faculty, administrative and support staff upon completion of three years of continuous service.

The three year waiting period may be waived if the employee:

  • is on at least a 75% regular academic or fiscal year assignment;
  • was covered by his or her former employer under a similar group program through an insurance company where benefits were payable for a minimum of five years and which was in effect within 90 days prior to his or her employment at the University; and,
  • provides documentation of such coverage to the Human Resources Department within 60 calendar days of the first day of employment.

The long-term disability monthly income benefit equals 60% of the employee's monthly wage base (up to a maximum monthly benefit of $5,000), less the sum of benefits from other sources, such as Social Security or any other retirement disability benefits. 

An employee may be eligible for disability benefits because of sickness or injury if he or she:

  • is limited from performing the material and substantial duties of his or her regular occupation; and,
  • has a 20% or more loss in indexed monthly earnings due to the same sickness or injury.

Benefits start the first day of the month after the end of the Elimination period. The elimination period is approximately six months, or 180 consecutive days of documented disability status.

For more information about the University's Long-Term Disability benefits, please refer to the University Handbook, section C.5, or contact the Benefits staff.



Open Enrollment Dates

TIAA-CREF Representative

Lori Matthews of TIAA-CREF will hold individual appointments in the HR Training Room on the below dates. To schedule an appointment, contact 800/732-8353. 

2015-2016 Dates

  • Dec 9
  • Dec 10
  • Jan 13 & 14
  • Feb 23
  • Mar 23 & 24
  • April 19
  • May 25 & 26
  • June 21
  • Jul 20 & 21
  • Aug 23
  • Sept 21 & 22
  • Oct 18
  • Nov 16 & 17
  • Dec 6