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The following medical plan info is for employees designated as Faculty or Administrative/Auxiliary staff. Not you? View disability plans for Colorado State Classified employees.

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Long Term Disability (LTD)

Long Term Disability benefits are provided to all benefits eligible Faculty and Administrative Staff through Lincoln Financial Group. Colorado Mesa University covers 100% of the LTD monthly premium, providing the benefit at no cost to the employee. The Long Term Disability benefit replaces 66% of your gross monthly earnings, less income you may receive from other sources (such as Workers' Compensation, PERA disability, etc.) Benefits begin after the end of the elimination period of 90 days and continue as long as you remain disabled, up to the point specifically outlined in the disability certificate.

Short Term Disability (STD)

Short Term Disability is a voluntary coverage offered to benefit eligible Faculty and Administrative Staff through Lincoln Financial Group. If you become unable to work because of a covered injury, illness or pregnancy, short-term disability could pay a percentage of the your income when you need it most. Employees may elect up to 60% of their weekly salary to a maximum of $2,000 per week in coverage. Benefits begin on the 30th day of being unable to work due to an illness or injury. Coverage can continue for up to 9 weeks. Short Term Disability coverage is a contributory coverage, meaning employees are responsible for paying the monthly premium through payroll deduction.