Short Term Disability Leave for Faculty

All employees enrolled in an optional retirement plan (ORP) are covered by a short-term disability plan administered by UNUM Insurance Company, a third party vendor contracted by the University.

For those employees who are enrolled in the Virginia Retirement System (VRS), please refer to UHR’s guidelines on VSDP benefits.

Questions regarding either of these plans should be directed to University Human Resources’ Service Center at 982-0123.

The following resources are available to guide you through the process:

Frequently Asked Questions on Short Term Disability for Faculty on Optional Retirement Plans

(includes TIAA-Cref, Vanguard, and Fidelity)


Frequently Asked Questions About Filing a Short Term Disability Claim

The following questions and answers will help you file a claim by telephone with UNUM should you become disabled. The steps outlined below will enable you to access claims services quickly and easily.