Long Term Disability

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The following information has been written to reflect specific information related to our Long Term Disability (LTD) program.

The university has made a commitment (Policy #HR6115 employment accommodation) to achieve a workplace free of barriers by providing medical accommodation in a manner which is fair, equitable and respecting the needs of all parties.

FAQs

CUPE 4163

*Not all 4163 components are eligible for Long Term (LTD) Disability Benefits. Please contact your supervisor, union representative or Work Life Consultant to ascertain your eligibility.

What should I do if I’m likely to require more than three months to recover from injury or illness?

If at the end of three months, a medical opinion is provided to the university that your recovery from illness, injury or disability is unlikely within six months of the date of commencement of sick leave, you are advised to submit an application for long-term disability insurance benefits.

An application for long-term disability benefits can be attained by contacting your Work Life Consultant or Manager, Benefits.

What is long-term disability?

Long-term disability is sick leave insurance to cover a percentage of your wage loss, after you have been disabled from work for more than six months. BC Life is our insurance carrier.

Can I return to work after being on long-term disability?

Yes, your supervisor, Work Life Consultant, union representative and a BC Life representative will assist you in safely returning to work, once you are medically able, with or without a medical accommodation.

Am I eligible for Long Term Disability if I am over 68 years of age?

No, it is common, accepted and established practice for disability plans to terminate disability benefits at age 65.

CUPE 951

What should I do if I’m likely to require more than three months to recover from injury or illness?

If at the end of three months, a medical opinion is provided to the University that your recovery from illness, injury or disability is unlikely within 6 months of the date of commencement of sick leave, you are advised to submit an application for long-term disability insurance benefits.  An application for long term disability benefits can be attained by contacting your Work Life Consultant or Manager Benefits.

What is long-term disability?

Long-term disability is sick leave insurance to cover a percentage of your wage loss, after you have been disabled from work for more than six months. BC Life is our insurance carrier.

Can I return to work after being on long-term disability?

Yes, your supervisor, Work Life Consultant, union representative and a BC Life representative will assist you in safely returning to work, once you are medically able, with or without a medical accommodation.

Am I eligible for Long Term Disability if I am over 68 years of age?

No, it is common, accepted and established practice for disability plans to terminate disability benefits at age 65.

CUPE 917

What should I do if I’m likely to require more than 3 months to recover from injury or illness?

If at the end of three months, a medical opinion is provided to the university that your recovery from illness, injury or disability is unlikely within six months of the date of commencement of sick leave, you are advised to submit an application for long-term disability insurance benefits.

An application for long term disability benefits can be attained by contacting your Work Life Consultant or Manager Benefits.

What is long-term disability?

Long-term disability is sick leave insurance to cover a percentage of your wage loss, after you have been disabled from work for more than six months. BC Life is our insurance carrier.

Can I return to work after being on long-term disability?

Yes. Your supervisor, Work Life Consultant, union representative and a BC Life representative will assist you in safely returning to work, once you are medically able, with or without a medical accommodation.

Am I eligible for Long Term Disability if I am over 68 years of age?

No, it is common, accepted and established practice for disability plans to terminate disability benefits at age 65.

PEA

What should I do if I’m likely to require more than 3 months to recover from injury or illness?

If at the end of three months, a medical opinion is provided to the University that your recovery from illness, injury or disability is unlikely within 6 months of the date of commencement of sick leave, you are advised to submit an application for long-term disability insurance benefits. 

An application for long term disability benefits can be attained by contacting your Work Life Consultant or Manager Benefits, 250-721-8089.

What is Long Term Disability?

Long Term Disability is sick leave insurance to cover a percentage of your wage loss, after you have been disabled from work for more than six months. BC Life is our insurance carrier.

Am I eligible for Long Term Disability if I am over 65 years of age?

No, it is a common, accepted and established practice for disability plans to terminate disability benefits at age 65.

Can I return to work after being on Long Term Disability?

Yes, your supervisor, Work Life Consultant, union representative and a BC Life representative will assist you in safely returning to work, once you are medically able, with or without a medical accommodation.

Faculty Association

For questions related to Long-term Disability, please visit the 'Tips & FAQs' section of the Faculty Association's website here.

Long Term Disability Trust

 

The LTD Trust was established in 2007 to manage the Long Term Disability Plan. The purpose of the plan is to provide long-term disability benefits to qualified employees of the university who are enrolled and paying contributions with the plan.

Membership

The Board of Trustees currently consists of six members as below:

  • Kane Kilbey (Chair) (Ex officio)
  • Patricia Marck (Ex officio)
  • Janice Johnson (Ex officio)
  • Catherine Nightingale (ME appointee)
  • Adam Gaudes (PEA Nominee)
  • Chris Auld (Faculty Association Nominee)

For more information on the LTD Trust and trustee roles and responsibilities, please see the following:

Trustee Backgrounder

Annual Reports for Faculty and PEA LTD Plan