Disability

Wake Forest University offers coverage through Cigna to protect against financial hardships due to disability. As it relates to these programs, “disability” is defined as an absence or inability to perform one’s occupation due to illness or injury.


Short-Term

Eligible full-time staff receive salary continuation at 60% of base pay, from the 6th through the 130th work day of illness or injury. If you are a full-time faculty member budgeted to work 1,096 hours or more, a plan is available, contact Human Resources for details.

Long-Term

Long-term disability begins on the 131st workday of illness or injury for eligible full-time faculty and staff. The benefit equals 60% of pre-disability earnings, up to a $10,000 per month maximum. Partial disability benefits are available.

Workers’ Compensation

If a compensable on-the-job injury results in a disability lasting more than 21 days, faculty and staff will be paid from the date of the disability.


Requesting a Leave

Short-Term

Once you have determined that you will be out of work beyond five days, immediately:

  1. Contact Human Resources at (336) 758-4700.
  2. Complete a Short-Term Disability Request form.

Long-Term

  • Contact Human Resources at (336) 758-4700 to schedule an appointment with a Benefits counselor.

Workers’ Compensation

  1. If injured at work, the preferred treatment facility is Novant Health Urgent Care and Occupational Medicine.
  2. Report the on-the-job injury to your manager or Department Head as soon as possible.
  3. Contact Human Resources at (336) 758-4700 to schedule an appointment with a Benefits counselor.

Provide your manager or Department Head with written medical permission to return to work.

Resources

Short-Term

Long-Term

Workers’ Compensation


Guidebook


Wake Forest University Human Resources
2598 Reynolda Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27106  |  P.O. Box 7424
AskHR@wfu.edu   |  P (336) 758-4700 |  F (336) 758-6127

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