Short-Term Disability (STD) is available to all eligible employees and is administered by the University through a private carrier. STD is administered concurrently with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Employees should contact the Office of Human Resources to obtain claim forms. Employees must complete their portion of the form with their personal information, have their physician complete the physician statement portion and then return the completed form to the Office of Human Resources for further processing, or may mail or fax their completed form directly to:
CIGNA Group Insurance
PO Box 709015
Dallas, TX 75370-9015
When claims for short-term disability are submitted directly to CIGNA, the carrier will obtain the necessary employer information by contacting the Office of Human Resources, to whom employees should also request a leave of absence from the University.
Long-Term Disability (LTD) is a benefit provided to all eligible full-time employees on the first of the month following one year of full-time continuous employment. The waiting period for eligibility may be waived if specific criteria are satisfied.
LTD premiums are paid by Monmouth University. Employees may not waive LTD coverage. If an employee is disabled for six months, expects to remain disabled, and meets eligibility criteria for LTD, he or she may apply for benefits. The maximum monthly benefit premium is 66 2/3% of the employee’s base salary, up to a maximum of $15,000 based on the employee’s annual salary. Employees must apply for Social Security disability benefits prior to or simultaneously with the LTD application.