Long-Term Disability

If you face a lengthy illness or suffer from an accident that leaves you unable to work, you have resources. Long-term disability (LTD) insurance provides partial income replacement if you are unable to work for an extended period. This benefit also includes a program that may assist in making workplace changes so you can avoid going or staying on LTD.

What You Need to Know

  • MOSERS provides long-term disability (LTD) insurance through Standard Insurance Company (The Standard) to most members.
  • There is no cost to you for LTD insurance. Your employer pays your premiums as long as you are an active employee.
  • LTD benefits can replace up to 60% of your pre-disability earnings less any deductible income.
  • Your LTD benefit is taxable.
  • Your spouse or child(ren) may qualify for survivor benefits if you die while receiving LTD benefits.
  • Are you being treated for a medical condition that limits your ability to perform your job duties? The Workplace Possibilities Program may be able to help by identifying and removing performance barriers, assessing your workstation, and implementing accommodations. Read the Workplace Possibilities Program FAQs and contact your HR representative for more information.

Next Steps

  • Read our Long-Term Disability Insurance Handbook for important benefit details including the cost of applying for benefits and deadlines for filing your claim.
  • Read the The Standard's Frequently Asked Questions About Filing A Long Term Disability Claim.
  • Call The Standard at (844) 505-6026 to file a claim.
  • Contact your HR representative to inform them you have filed a LTD claim with The Standard. Request that your employer complete the Employer Statement.
  • The Standard will review your claim once they receive all the required information and will inform you in writing of the outcome. This process may take anywhere from one week to four months.

LTD Benefit Payments

Once approved, your LTD benefit payments will begin:

  • Once the 90-day benefit waiting period has ended or
  • When your sick leave benefits expire (whichever is later).

LTD benefit payments will stop when any of the following happen:

  • You are no longer disabled
  • You begin receiving early (reduced) retirement benefits
  • You are eligible to receive normal (unreduced) retirement benefits
  • You begin receiving benefits under any other group long-term disability policy
  • You return to full-time active employment
  • You are able to work, but do not accept available employment
  • You die