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Are you having surgery? Did you experience a serious illness or injury? Are you expecting a child?

These are just a few reasons that you may need to learn more about your disability benefits. If you and your Health Care Provider are discussing a possible leave of absence from work for any of these or other medical reasons, you should make an appointment with our CSS HR Business Partner, who will help you through this process. Arranging for disability, whether it is a full leave of absence or intermittent time off, can sometimes be lengthy, so prompt action is important.

Most of these reasons (in addition to others) are also reasons for FMLA, Family Medical Leave. FMLA is Basic Leave Entitlement that provides up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave or intermittent time off to eligible employees for the following reasons:

  • for incapacity due to pregnancy, prenatal medical care or child birth;
  • to care for the employee's child after birth, or placement for adoption or foster care;
  • to care for the employee's spouse, son, daughter or parent, who has a serious health condition; or
  • for a serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform the employee's job.

If you are having surgery, experiencing a serious health condition, having a baby, or caring for a sick family member, please contact our CSS HR Business Partner to determine if your situation is a FMLA qualifying event and to arrange for the leave.

Even if you believe you will only miss a few days of work and will not require a leave of absence, also contact our CSS HR Business Partner. When an employee is under the care of the Health Care Provider (HCP), there may be a need for an accommodation and it is important you bring in documentation from your HCP that indicates if an accommodation is necessary.