We understand that if you can’t work due to injury or illness, pay is important. We have a solution.

For questions or assistance please contact the Leave Administrator at absence@aruplab.com or 801.583.2787 x2500.

Short Term Disability

ARUP Laboratories offers company paid Short Term Disability to all benefit eligible employees. The steps are as follows:

  1. Lincoln Absence Management will start the short term disability process when you contact them to file for a continuous leave of absence for your own medical condition.
  2. Once approved by Lincoln, you could receive 60% of your weekly salary
  3. Lincoln deposits short term disability payments directly into your bank account
  4. ARUP will supplement approved leaves with 40% grandfathered LTS (if there is a balance in your LTS bank)
  • Approved disability benefits have a 7 day waiting period, unless hospitalized
  • Waiting period is waived if hospital admission occurs
  • The premium that ARUP pays for you will be taxed
  • The pay that you receive under short term disability is tax free
  • If you don’t have grandfathered LTS, you can choose to use PTO or go unpaid
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For questions or assistance please contact the Leave Administrator at absence@aruplab.com or 801-583-2787 ext. 2500.

Definitions

Definitions

  • Eligibility: All active employees who are scheduled 20 hours or more per week, beginning the first of the month after you have worked 30 days.
  • Benefit: 60% of your weekly salary – to the max of $2500
  • Disability: Covered injury or illness that restricts an employee from performing the essentials functions of their job
  • Covered Earnings: Wages or salary and commissions, not including bonuses and other extra compensation
  • Elimination Period: approved disability has a 7 day elimination period before benefits are payable; if hospitalization occurs the elimination period is waived.
  • Benefit Duration: benefits are payable during the approved time period that has been certified by your treating physician and Lincoln up to a maximum of 90 days.

Long Term Disability

Should your medical condition keep you out of work for longer than 90 days, ARUP will help you file a long term disability claim. Long term disability insurance is provided for all employees who work 20 hours or more each week.

Lincoln Absence Management will send you an application packet in the mail when you are nearing exhaustion of short term disability benefits. You will need to complete and return the packet to Lincoln to be considered for long term disability.

  • Permanent or temporary disability
  • Once approved by Lincoln, you could receive 60% of your salary for the maximum benefit period
  • You must be continuously disabled for 90 days before benefits may be payable
  • Lincoln deposits long term disability payments directly into your bank account
  • The premium that ARUP pays for you will be taxed
  • The pay that you receive under long term disability is tax free
Resources
Definitions

Definitions

  • Eligibility: All active employees who are scheduled 20 hours per week.
  • Benefit: 60% of your monthly salary – to the max of $10,000
  • Disability: You are unable to perform the essential functions of your job solely because of a covered injury or illness. Also, you are unable to earn 80% or more of your indexed earnings from working in your regular occupation.
  • Covered Earnings: Wages or salary and commissions, not including bonuses and other extra compensation. Bonuses and other compensation may be covered under an individual policy.
  • Elimination Period: You must be continuously disabled for 90 days before benefits may be payable
  • Benefit Duration: Should you remain disabled, approved benefits may continue until retirement age or you no longer qualify for benefits, whichever comes first.

Grandfathered Long Term Sick

  • Grandfathered LTS was accrued by employees prior to 2019
  • Use only for an employee’s own medical condition.
  • Check in Kronos to see your balance
How to use GLTS if sick for a few days

If you have been out of workfor a few days,due to a non-serious, acute health condition*, please follow these three steps:

  1. Fill out a Request for Long-Term Sick form
  2. Attach ahealth care provider’snote
  3. Submit both the form and note to HR or absence@aruplab.com

*Examples of non-serious, acute health condition: colds/flu, headaches (other than migraines), upset stomachs/minor ulcers, earaches, routine dental or orthodontic problems, etc.

What you need to know:

  • You cannot submit a request for long term sick to HR, if you are missing work due to surgery or a serious health condition. In these cases you will need to file for FMLA or MLOA
  • PTO will be used for the first 2 full shifts and if you have any grandfathered LTS, it will be used beginning on the 3rdday missed. If you do not have PTO, the first 2 full shifts will go unpaid.
  • If you don’t have any grandfathered LTS, please work with your supervisor to enter PTO instead of completing the grandfathered LTS form.
How to use GLTS on a leave of absence

You can use any accrued grandfathered long term sick for the unpaid portion of an approved leave of absence for your own medical condition.

Once your leave has been approved by Lincoln, HR will automatically enter any accrued GLTS into your time card as follows:

100% GLTS = 7 day waiting period before short term disability begins

40% GLTS = to supplement 60% short term disability payments from Lincoln

What you need to know
  • Bonding time does not qualify for the use of GLTS
  • If you are out of work for a few days due to a non-serious, acute health condition, you would need to complete a request for grandfathered LTS form using the process above.
  • If you do not have grandfathered LTS, you can choose to use PTO or go unpaid

For questions or assistance please contact the Leave Administrator at absence@aruplab.com or 801-583-2787 ext. 2500.