Accident and Sickness Weekly Income Benefits give you and your family financial security by helping to cover the loss of your income if you are unable to work due to a short-term disability.
For each week you are unable to work because of an non-work related accident, sickness or pregnancy, a weekly income benefit is payable, provided:
If a period of disability begins during a month in which you are not eligible for the Active Employee Plan, it is NOT covered, even though it may extend into a month in which you are eligible.
This is an overview of benefits. For details, please refer to the Active Employee Plan Summary Plan Description.
Two periods of disability due to the same condition will be considered one period of disability unless:
Weekly income benefits are not payable for any period of disability:
Weekly income benefits are not payable if the disability is caused or contributed to by:
Complete the Accident and Sickness Weekly Income Benefit Claim form and submit it to the Trust Administrative Office. Upon approval, the benefit check will be mailed to you.
If your claim is denied, you may request an appeal of the claim. Submit a written request to the Trust Administrative Office for a review within 180 days of the date the claim was denied.