The Medical Center provides a combined short- and long-term disability benefit for protection of income when an employee can’t work—or can work only part-time—because of illness or injury.

The UNUM insurance company manages all short- and long-term disability claims. Contact UNUM at 800.858.6843 with questions, claims, or submissions.

About Coverage

  • UVA pays the entire base plan amount
  • Short-term coverage provides a weekly benefit of 60% of salary, up to a weekly maximum of $1,100, beginning on the 15th day of continuous disability
  • Long-term coverage provides 60% income replacement up to a maximum of $10,000 per month after the six months of short-term disability benefits have expired
  • Long-term disability only: Optional contributory plan provides a monthly benefit of 66⅔% of salary, up to a monthly maximum of $10,000

Benefits continue for the duration of the disability up to normal retirement age as defined by U.S Social Security, or to age 65 (whichever is greater).