Local 71 members who have short-term disability benefits through Teamcare are eligible for those benefits if they are under a physician’s care for COVID-19 or have been advised by a physician, teladoc or state agency to self-quarantine.
UPS employees need to contact Aetna to report their disability.
We urge you to read the TeamCare bulletin for all the details.
Short-Term Disability Benefits If You Have COVID-19
You are eligible for short-term disability benefits if you are diagnosed with COVID-19 or are directed to self-quarantine by a medical professional.
If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, you must complete the Coronavirus Short-Term Disability Claim Form. Short-term disability benefits will not be paid at the same time that you are receiving paid leave.
Short-Term Disability Benefits If You Self-Quarantine
If you have been told to self-quarantine, TeamCare will provide short-term disability benefits provided that you have a medical requirement to self-quarantine from Teladoc, a qualified healthcare professional, or a state or federal health agency.
Affected members should complete the Coronavirus Short-Term Disability Claim Form.
What If I’m Laid Off
Teamsters who are on lay-off, leave of absence, or terminated are not eligible for short-term disability.
What are My Short-Term Disability Benefits?
Short-term disability benefits for UPSers provide 60 percent of average weekly base pay up to $500 per week for up to 26 weeks, and includes continued health benefits.
Short-term disability benefits for freight and other Teamsters under the C-6 Plan provide $300 per week for the first 10 weeks and $350 per week for the next 16 weeks (maximum of 26 weeks) and includes continued health benefits.
Other Local 71 members need to consult your specific plan at MyTeamcare.org to see if you are eligible for short-term disability benefits.
If you are not in a Teamcare fund, contact your fund directly or call the Local Union for guidance.