I’m Managing an Illness/Injury

If you experience an injury or illness, you may be eligible for disability pay and/or leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Preparing for your time-off
  • Notify your supervisor immediately if you are unable to report to work.
  • Initiate a Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Short-Term Disability claim with Sun Life at 888.444.0239 within 7 days of your injury/illness.  Sun Life will send you a FMLA/STD packet for you and your doctor to complete. Be sure to follow through on all Sun Life requests such as submitting medical documentation in a timely manner.

STD/LTD Group #: 946525


Short Term Disability (STD) replaces 60% of your base per-pay period earnings for up to 12 weeks. It begins after seven continuous days of disability due to illness or injury that is not work related.

Long Term Disability (LTD) replaces 60% of your base monthly earnings and begins after 90 days of continuous disability due to illness or injury.  Late enrollment in the Long-Term Disability plan will require Evidence of Insurability (EOI).

You must be enrolled in STD and/or LTD to receive benefit payments while you are out. 

For more information on Disability benefits, click here

Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Family Medical Leave is unpaid leave that provides job protection for up to 12 weeks for your own serious health condition or to provide care for an immediate family member with a serious health condition.  FMLA leave runs concurrent with Short-Term Disability (STD).

For more information on how to initiate an FMLA claim, click here.

For more information on FMLA, you can view the Leave of Absence Policy on Powell’s company intranet, Intersect.

Transitioning back to work
  • Confirm with your supervisor when you will return to work.
  • Contact Sun Life to report your return to work date. You must provide documentation from your doctor with your return to work date, listing all restrictions that may affect your ability to perform your regular duties before you are allowed to return to work.