Eligibility & Enrollment
To be eligible for short-term disability benefit, you must be:
- Actively working for the Episcopal Church
- Employed at least 20 hours per week in a paid position
If you meet these conditions and your employer provides the benefit, you are covered from the first day of employment. If you purchase short-term disability coverage from your employer, you are covered from the first day you enroll in the plan.
New eligible lay employees (and, if elected, clergy) must be enrolled within 31 days of becoming eligible. Medical underwriting (generally a medical exam and an analysis of medical information) will not be required.
Voluntary (Employee-Paid) Plan
If you elect coverage during the initial open enrollment period, medical underwriting (generally a medical exam and an analysis of medical information) will not be required. If you are an eligible employee and do not elect coverage during the initial open enrollment period, you will have the ability to choose coverage during subsequent annual enrollment periods, but you will need to undergo medical underwriting.
If you enroll after 31 days:
- An Evidence of Insurability (EOI) Form is required and must be processed and approved by Aflac.
- Enrollment is not guaranteed.
See Short-Term Disability Publications for detailed Summaries of Benefits for all short-term disability plans.
If you have additional questions about short-term disability benefits eligibility or enrollment, please contact your administrator or call Client Services at (866) 802-6333, Monday – Friday, 8:30AM ET – 8:00PM ET (excluding holidays).
Policy Number: CNYEX01112
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