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Los Alamos National Laboratory

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Disability Plans

A comprehensive benefits package with plan options for health care and retirement to take care of our employees today and tomorrow.

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Protection if you are unable to work

The Lab offers employees both short-term and supplemental disability plans through The Hartford. These income protection plans will pay a percentage of your salary when you are unable to work due to illness or injury.

Short-term disability (employer paid)

This coverage pays a benefit of 60% of your base salary, up to $800, per week up to 26 weeks. Eligible employees are automatically enrolled in this coverage. The premiums for short-term disability are paid for by the Lab.

Supplemental short-term disability (employee paid)

This coverage pays a benefit of 70% of your base salary, up to $2,500, per week for up to 26 weeks. The premiums for this coverage are based on your salary and age. Enrollment for this plan is automatic. Employees can drop this coverage any time (however, see "Note" below).

Long-term disability (employee paid)

This supplemental disability coverage pays 50% of your base salary, up to a maximum of $10,000 per month, for disabilities exceeding 26 weeks. The premiums for this coverage are based on your salary and age.  Enrollment for this plan is also automatic. Employees can drop this coverage any time (however, see "Note" below).

Note: New hires are offered supplemental disability without evidence of insurability (Personal Health Application). Enrollments after the new hire period of initial eligibility are subject to evidence of insurability (Personal Health Application), which may be denied by the carrier.

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