If an employee elected short-term disability benefits, The Standard, our disability carrier will evaluate each claim for short term disability (STD) benefits due to the claimant’s COVID-19 diagnosis based on the specific facts and the appropriate group STD insurance policy and will remain flexible and work with affected customers and employers on a case-by-case basis. Please contact HR to initiate a short-term disability claim. You can either email them at HR@unifiedhc.com or you may call them at x504. You may also contact The Standard at 888-937-4783.
The rapid global spread of the virus and heightened concerns about the possibility of quarantines are prompting an increase in questions about the criteria for short term disability claims.