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Important Changes to Disability Coverage

Apr 17, 2017

As of July 1, 2017 University of the Pacific's Voluntary Disability Plan will terminate and all California employees will now be covered under the State Disability Insurance Program (SDI) for any periods of disability or Paid Family Leave that occur after July 1, 2017.  

What this means Previously, employees' Voluntary Plan contributions were withheld by University of the Pacific and reported to the State of California. Beginning July 1, 2017, contributions will still be withheld from your paycheck but they will be sent directly to the State Disability Insurance Program to be deposited in the State Disability Fund, which is used to provide disability benefits to California employees covered by SDI.  

What to do

After July 1, 2017, if you suffer a wage loss due to a non work-related illness or injury, you will need to file a disability claim with the State of California Employment Development Department either through or by calling 800.480.3287.  

After July 1, 2017, if you need to take time off work to care for a family member or to bond with a new child, you will also need to file a claim for Paid Family Leave benefits with the State of California Employment Development Department at or by calling 877.238.4373.  

Please find State Disability Insurance notices from the Employee Development Department posted on our "What's new for you" page of the Human Resources website.   

For questions or further information, please contact your Human Resources Department on the Stockton Campus at 209.946.2124; the San Francisco Campus at 415.929.6468; or the Sacramento Campus at 916.739.7031.

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