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Disability Insurance

The Lincoln Financial Group
1-800-423-2765
Short-term disability policy       Long-term disability policy

The Genesee County disability insurance carrier is The Lincoln Financial Group.  This employer-paid benefit is available after the completion of 520 straight-time hours of employment.  Short-term disability coverage is available for a maximum of 26 weeks at 60% of the employee's gross weekly salary up to a set maximum amount which varies among bargaining units.  Long-term disability coverage could be available for up to ten (10) years or up to age sixty-five (65), whichever occurs first.  For employees with less than 5 years of service, short and long-term disability is available on a time for time basis.  Coverage amounts vary as follows:

Bargaining Unit

Waiting Period

STD Maximum
Weekly

LTD Maximum
Monthly

496-00, Jud. Adm. Sec.

21 days

$500

$2,000

496-01, 02 – GVRC

21 days

$580

$2,400

496-03 - Drain

21 days

$425

$1,800

916-05

21 days

$580

$2,400

916-06

21 days

$630

$2,700

916-Supervisors

21 days

$580

$2,400

Non-Union

21 days

$530

$2,100

PCOA

21 days

$530

$2,100

POAM

21 days

$450

$1,800

Teamsters - FOC Supervisors

21 days

$530

$2,100

Teamsters - Parks & Rec.

21 days

$530

$2,100

 
Disability Income Application Information

Determination of eligibility and payment of benefits is a function of the insurance carrier.  Employees are bound by the terms and conditions of the carrier. Employees may pick-up the necessary forms from the Human Resources Department. 

To download the forms online, please notify the benefits office with your namephone number,department, and supervisor's name.
 
Lincoln Disability Claim Form with Certification of Health Care Provider

instructions

You may want to have your disability income directly deposited to your bank account which is found on the bottom of page 1 of the Statement of Employee.  Otherwise, payments will be mailed to your home address on a weekly basis.

 IMPORTANT NOTICE EMPLOYEE RESPONSIBILITIES

 Before your return to work you must provide HR with a release from your doctor indicating restricitions, if any.  You will not be allowed to start your shift unless HR has received a release from your physician.

If you are not returning on the original date, you must notify HR and your department prior to the start of your shift following proper call in procedures.

The obtaining or receiving of disability leave claim forms from the Human Resources Department does not fulfill the employee's contractual obligation to comply with the reporting of absences requirements.