Short Term Disability + Salary Continuation

Appriss provides you with free short-term and salary continuation that pays a portion or all of your current earnings if you cannot work due to a non-work-related illness or injury. Your disability may run concurrently with other federal or state leave programs, as applicable.

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Short-Term Disability (STD) and Salary Continuation

As a fulltime regular employee, you’re automatically covered under the Short-Term Disability (STD) Plan or Salary Continuation at no cost to you.

Hourly Employees:

  • Paid STD is based on approval through Sunlife’s Short-Term Disability Program.
  • STD benefits begin after the 7-consecutive calendar day (elimination period) amount paid varies for each claim STD maximum is 8 weeks including the elimination period. It may continue into LTD if needed and approved by Sunlife. You’ll be paid with your available PTO during the elimination period. If you do not have PTO available, your elimination period will be unpaid.
  • Pays up to 60% of your base earnings as approved and paid by Sunlife.

Salary Employees:

  • Salary Continuation is based on approval through Sunlife for FMLA.
  • There is no elimination period for salary continuation. It begins on the first day of approved FMLA Leave up to end of approved leave or LTD eligibility.
  • Paid through Appriss payroll as normal.
  • Pays 100% of your base earnings as approved by Sunlife.

If you are on an unpaid leave or being paid STD through Sunlife and you’re enrolled in medical, dental, or other group insurance plans, the premiums normally withheld from your paycheck, along with other deductions, will be put into arrears and later taken from normal payroll in small payments upon your return.

Maternity and Paternity Leave

Maternity and Paternity Leave is granted based on FMLA, federal, state, and local laws/regulations. Pay associated with leave is processed through Short-term Disability or Salary Continuation, which ever plan is applicable.