Disability Plans

Northwestern employees may take advantage of the Extended Sick Time program and Long-Term Disability plan. View links below for benefits, enrollment information and detailed descriptions of each. 

  • Extended Sick Time (EST)
    EST helps staff minimize the financial burdens that might result from a non-work-related accident or illness.
  • Long-Term Disability (LTD)
    LTD provides a monthly benefit if you are unable to perform your regular job (during the first two years of your disability) or any reasonable job (after two years of disability) for the University due to illness or injury.

The Absence Management Info-Session Presentation and the Home Mailer are available online so you can review recent changes to the programs.

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