Long Term Disability

Long-term disability provides you and your family with protection from loss of your income if you become unable to work because of an accident, illness or injury. The Retirement Income Protection protects ongoing contributions to your retirement plan in the event of your disability. See Long-Term Disability Plan document for more information.

Premiums

Your premiums are determined by your gross salary and by whether you choose only the long-term disability coverage, or you elect to include the Retirement Income Protection (RIP), formerly know as Annuity Premium Benefit (APB), as well.

Rates for Premium Calculation For LTD and Retirement Income Protection
Coverage Yearly
Long-Term Disability (LTD) $0.00187
Retirement Income Protection (RIP) $0.00089

LTD calculation example using the above yearly rate to calculate the per pay premium contribution:

Monthly: $50,000 salary x $0.00187 = $93.50 per year;  $93.50 yearly premium / 12 monthly pays in the year = $7.79 premium per pay

Bi-weekly: $50,000 salary x $0.00187 = $93.50 per year; $93.50 yearly premium / 26 bi-weekly pays in the year = $3.60 premium per pay

RIP calculation example using the above yearly rate to calculate the per pay premium contribution:

Monthly: $50,000 salary x $0.00089 = $44.50 per year;  $44.50 yearly premium / 12 monthly pays in the year = $3.71 premium per pay

Bi-weekly: $50,000 salary x $0.00089 = $44.50 per year;  $44.50 yearly premium / 26 monthly pays in the year = $1.71 premium per pay

Retirement Income Protection

This is an optional coverage that is available with the LTD program. If you become disabled and qualify for long-term disability payments, the Retirement Income Protection (RIP) would continue contributions to a retirement plan for you. The contribution will be equal to 14.29% of your pre-disability income and is available to participants in both the State Employee's Retirement System (SERS) and the TIAA retirement plans.

Continuing Coverage After Leaving Penn State

If you have been covered on the Long Term Disability benefits under Penn State's group LTD plan for at least 12 consecutive months and your employment terminates while insured with Unum Life Insurance Company of American (Unum), you may be eligible to convert your policy and become insured under the Unum Group Long Term Disability Conversion Policy.

To be eligible to convert, your coverage must have ceased due to your termination of employment from Penn State. If you become insured under another employer's group plan within 31 days after termination and have already applied for conversion, you are required to notify Unum.

You will be eligible for insurance on the day your coverage terminated under Penn State.

LTD Conversion Form