Disability Benefits

Details about Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, and Workers' Compensation

Leave Options for Employees Impacted by COVID-19

- Employer Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) and Emergency Family Medical Leave Expansion (E-FMLE)
- Short term/Long Term Disability
- Family Medical Leave (FML)
- Leaves of Absence (LOA)
For more details about these leave options, please visit the Time Away from Work website.

FCPS' Integrated Disability Management Program (IDM)

FCPS is dedicated to ensuring that its employees are provided with the best Integrated Disability Management (IDM) Program. The program consists of short-term disability, long-term disability, and workers' compensation. Liberty Mutual/Lincoln Financial is the program administrator for the FCPS IDM Program. As part of the IDM program, Liberty Mutual/Lincoln Financial administers employee disability benefits, release, and return to work (when appropriate) for approved short-term disability, long-term disability benefits, or workers' compensation.

Beginning January 1, 2021, FCPS' IDM program will be managed by two new vendors: Sedgwick and Metlife. Sedgwick will administer FCPS’ Short Term Disability (STD) and Workers’ Compensation (WC) benefits, and Metlife will administer Long Term Disability (LTD) benefits. Program benefits remain unchanged. 


Short-Term Disability (STD)

If you sustain a personal illness, injury, have been diagnosed with a serious health condition, or are going to serve as an organ donor, FCPS will provide salary replacement through the STD program, if you have been disabled for more than 20 continuous workdays, up to 5 months.


Long-Term Disability (LTD)

If you are receiving payment from the short-term disability program and the claim is approaching the end of the five-month STD period, Liberty Mutual/Lincoln Financial will automatically transition the STD claim to the LTD program to determine if you are eligible to collect additional benefits.


Workers' Compensation (WC)

If you are injured on the job or have sustained an occupational illness, you may be eligible to receive workers' compensation benefits. Benefits available through workers' compensation include payment for medical expenses and salary replacement if you are totally disabled for more than 7 calendar days as a result of the compensable occupational illness and/or injury.

Growing your family?

FCPS offers am Expecting Parents Workshop, which provides information on how to prepare and plan for pregnancy and maternity or paternity-related leaves as well as additional resources that are available through your health plan.

Have a question now? Don’t wait for the next workshop. Ask and receive an answer now! Send your question to disabilityandleaves@fcps.edu or call us at 571-423-3200, option 1.

HR Connection

Question for Human Resources? Submit it through the HR Connection portal or call 571-423-3000 or 1-800-831-4331.