Short-Term Disability Insurance
Hamilton provides Short-term Disability to eligible associates after one (1) year of service and fourteen (14) days of disability for hourly associates, and after six (6) months and fourteen (14) days of disability for exempt associates. Short-term Disability benefits will replace up to 60% of your monthly base pay for non-exempt associates, and up to 100% of pay for exempt associates. Short-term Disability benefits will be paid up to 180 calendar days from date of disability. Disability must be certified by a physician, including pregnancy.
The following document provides you with a summary for this benefit:
Long-Term Disability (LTD) Coverage
Hamilton provides LTD to eligible associates. If an associate becomes totally disabled, LTD benefits will replace up to 60% of your monthly base pay at a minimum of $100 each month (upon approval). Pay continuation from the LTD plan can begin after you have been totally disabled for six (6) months. LTD benefits are combined with primary social security, worker’s compensation and other hospital-provided disability income benefits. LTD benefits can continue for up to eighteen (18) months for hourly associates and up to age 65 for salaried associates, as long as the associate cannot perform the essential functions of his/her job.
Long-term Disability Buy-up Option
Non-exempt (hourly) associates may elect to enhance the LTD plan which would continue disability benefits until the associate reaches age 65. (This option is available during open enrollment only.)
The following documents provide you with a summary for each of the eligible associate populations: