Short & Long Term Disability
If you are ill or injured and will be out for over 45 days, apply for short term disability as soon as you know you will exceed 45 days of absence due to disability.
If you have been out for several months and anticipate being out longer, apply for long term disability (all benefits eligible employees are provided long term disability insurance through the ASRS).
Provided through The Hartford, short-term disability insurance is provided, free of charge, to all benefits eligible employees. Benefits include coverage at 60% of pay, for a period of up to 20 weeks, if qualified and approved. There is a 45 calendar day waiting period from date of disability (you may use sick time, personal time or vacation time during the 45 days). The maximum weekly benefit is $1,500, regardless of salary. Premiums are included in your taxable wages so that any benefits paid do not have taxes withheld. (Academic year employees who are approved for short-term disability, will only receive the benefit during the time they would normally work).
This plan is designed to provide a continuation of benefits to you in the event of either a sickness or accident. The premium is paid by Amphi.
- Benefit Summary
- Summary Plan Description
- How to File a Claim
- Hartford Short-term Disability Mobile App Flyer
Long-term disability insurance is provided for all employees. This insurance is part of the benefits through Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) and contributions are mandatory. Both the employee and employer contribute. The employee contributes .12% of their after-tax pay for this benefit. Benefits provide income at 66 2/3% of your pay, after 6 months of approved disability, until disability ends, retirement, or death. If you are approved for Long Term Disability, you continue to accrue credited service towards your retirement. You are also eligible, based on years of service, for a subsidy (from ASRS) to help defray the costs of medical insurance if provided through the District, District COBRA, or ASRS.