The open enrollment for the BLET’s Short-Term Disability Enhanced-Plan through Sun Life is now through February 28, 2019 with coverage taking effect on March 1, 2019. This option gives participants an additional $102 weekly benefit on top of the $300 Base-Plan benefit.
Enhanced-Plan Coverage Highlights:
The Short-Term Disability Enhanced-Plan pays $402 per week ($1,742 per month).Starts paying on day 22 from the date of disability and pays for up to 52 weeks. 24-hour on and off-the-job coverage.Monthly premium is $20.00. Premiums are paid through an automatic monthly direct debit from your checking or savings account on the 15th of each month.If your disability results in a FELA related settlement/judgement, you will not have to pay back any benefits received under this plan.
You can enroll online by visiting https://uniondisability.com/groups/blet-short-term-disability-sun-life/ or by phone at 224.848.4941.
If you are currently enrolled in the BLET’s Short-Term Disability Enhanced-Plan (previously “Part B On-The-Job Coverage”), no action is required to continue coverage.
Please note, eligibility for the Enhanced-Plan remains dependent on your eligibility for the Base-Plan. To be eligible for the Base-Plan, you must have seven starts, including one start as an engineer, in the prior month. If you do not meet these minimum eligibility requirements, you have the option to pay the Base-Plan premium of $40 in addition to the $20 Enhanced-Plan premium, to prevent a loss of both coverages.
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