The Catastrophic Leave Program provides financial assistance to eligible employees when they (or an immediate family member) experience an approved catastrophic illness or injury. A catastrophic illness or injury is an acute or prolonged illness or injury that is considered life-threatening, or has the threat of serious residual disability, which results in the employee’s inability to work. Each request to receive benefits is evaluated under the program guidelines and includes a medical review and determination.
Who can be a program participant?
The Catastrophic Leave Program is participant funded. To be eligible, you must:
What do I need to do to participate?
If you would like to participate in the program, no action is required.
How do I opt-out of the program?
To opt-out entirely, you must do so through LoboWeb. An email will be sent on April 23, signifying that you may opt-out no later than the deadline of midnight on May 1. If you do not opt-out by the deadline and are eligible for the deduction, the deduction will be made.
How much annual leave will be deducted?
For employees who donated to the program last fiscal year, the contribution will be one (1) hour.
For employees who did not donate to the program last fiscal year but are eligible to donate this year, the donation will be six (6) hours (equivalent to 15% of your weekly work schedule). Donations are based on appointment percentage.
Participant contributions will be deducted from employee accounts on the following dates:
- May 18, 2018, paycheck for nonexempt biweekly employees
- May 31, 2018, paycheck for exempt monthly employees
Visit the Catastrophic Leave webpage for additional details.
If you are interested in additional insurance coverage for illness/injuries that might not meet Catastrophic Leave requirements, see information on short-term disability.