Short-Term Disability Insurance is Here!

At this time last year, we were taking our Local 34 Contract Survey. In that survey we were clear that we wanted to add a short-term disability plan to our already excellent benefits.
In our contract settlement, we won a voluntary short-term disability program!We are happy to announce that since we ratified our contract the Local 34 Health Benefits Enhancement Team (HBET) has been working very hard with the university to choose the best plan for our union.

The Local 34 Short-Term Disability Implementation Team
The HBET team researched all of our options for short-term disability insurance. After reviewing all of the vendors, coverage levels, and fine print, they recommended AFLAC to the Executive Board as they offered the strongest and most comprehensive coverage.

Enrollment and Information

  • A special enrollment period will begin on July 1, 2017 and run for the entire month. Employees who sign up in July will have coverage starting on August 1, 2017.
  • Due to the implementation of Workday, premium payments will be withdrawn directly from members’ bank accounts for the rest of 2017 only. As of January 1, 2018, those payments will be directly withdrawn from paychecks.
  • The normal enrollment period will be during our standard annual enrollment period, which typically occurs during the first two weeks of December. Employees who sign up in December 2017 will have coverage effective January 1, 2018.
  • Premiums vary depending on your age and salary.
Date Time Building Room
7/7/17 12:00pm-1:00pm 221 Whitney Ave LL5/LL6
7/10/17 12:00pm-1:00pm 333 Cedar Street SHM I-304, 3rd Foor, I-Wing
7/11/17 12:00pm-1:00pm West Campus 218
7/12/17 12:00pm-1:00pm 344 Winchester A114
7/13/17 12:00pm-1:00pm 333 Cedar Street SHM I-116, 1st Floor, I-Wing
7/14/17 12:00pm-1:00pm 221 Whitney Ave LL5/LL6
7/17/17 11:30am-12:30pm 25 Science Park 125
7/18/17 12:00pm-1:00pm 344 Winchester A114