Disability

Long-Term Disability Policy

The Research Foundation pays the premium cost of this benefit. This benefit is provided by The Guardian insurance. (See link below.)

Benefited employees are eligible for LTD insurance coverage on the first of the month following their start date. To initiate participation, an employee must complete an enrollment form and submit it to the Human Resources department.

LTD insurance provides income to an employee if the employee becomes disabled (and not able to work) due to non-work related sickness or injury. 

For more information, please contact the Research Foundation Human Resources department.

The Guardian Insurance

State Disability Unemployment Insurance (SDI)

This State mandated program, which is funded by taxes, covers all Research Foundation employees. It provides coverage against loss of wages for an employee sustaining a non-work-related injury or illness that prevents the employee from performing his or her regular or customary work. Please note that employee-paid SDI taxes are reimbursed to the employee by the Research Foundation. 

Claims must be submitted to the California Employment Development Department. The initiation of the procedure can be done over the phone: 1-800-580-3287. For more information, including forms, employees can access the Employment Development Department web site at at www.edd.ca.gov.

Paid Family Leave

Paid Family Leave is unemployment compensation disability insurance of up to six weeks that is paid to individuals who take time off of work to care for a seriously ill child, spouse, parent, or registered domestic partner; to bond with a new child, or to care for a seriously ill parent-in-law, grandparent, grandchild, or sibling.

This benefit is also funded through employee taxes.  For more information, including forms, employees can access the Employment Development Department at www.edd.ca.gov.