The Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 provides, upon approval, up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave in a 12 month periodfor the birth or adoption of a child or placement of a child in foster care; serious health condition of the employee; serious health condition of the employee’s family member (spouse, child, parent); a qualifying situation which has arisen out of the fact that the spouse, son, daughter or parent of the employee is on or has been called to active duty in the Armed Forces in support of a contingency operation (war or combat); or the serious condition of a service member for whom the employee is the primary care giver for which up to 26 weeks of unpaid leave may be taken upon approval.
Short Term Disability benefits are provided by ACC at no cost to eligible employees. Short term disability is a benefit paid to employees when they are unable to perform their job duties due to a temporary total disability. Benefit payments begin the 31st work day (6 weeks total) following the onset of the illness or injury-causing disability and may continue for up to 20 paid weeks of disability. While the employee is still under a physician’s care, he or she may be paid at a rate of 60% of his/her basic salary (not to exceed $1000 per pay period).
Employees are eligible to enroll in Long Term Disability insurance during the open enrollment period following two (2) years of active, continuous full-time service with ACC. Premiums are based on age and salary. Long term disability (LTD) is a benefit paid to an employee who must be out of work for more than six months due to disability from sickness or personal injury. An employee may file a claim for LTD having been out of work and under a physician's care for at least six months. Typically this would follow the six (6) months of short term disability benefits. LTD is paid at a rate of 60% of the employee's base salary, not to exceed a maximum monthly benefit of $7,000.