What you need to know
In general, a leave of absence isn’t paid—it’s an extended time away from work. That said, there are options, including short-term disability benefits or using your earned PTO, to help maintain your income while you’re away from work on an approved LOA.
Sign up for 2-step verification at work before your LOA for quick, secure access to your claims, benefits, PTO, and payroll information while you’re away.
Depending on your circumstances, your options can include:
Paid time off (PTO)
You can use earned PTO to cover your income while you’re away. If you submit a short-term disability claim, you can use earned PTO for the seven-calendar-day unpaid waiting period before your approved claim starts. To learn more about PTO, click here.
Short-Term Disability Benefits
If you have a serious medical condition requiring a leave for more than seven calendar days, we’ve got a benefit for that. To initiate a short-term disability claim, reach out to Sedgwick.
Remember, you have a seven-calendar-day waiting period before short-term disability benefits start. To get paid during that waiting period, you can use your available PTO. Refer to the Paid Time Off (PTO) Policy for more details.