I'm Managing an Illness or Injury

Sometimes a physical injury or medical condition can keep you from participating in your regular day-to-day activities.

Connect with an Accolade Health Assistant® to learn how this change may affect your benefits.

Medical, Dental, Vision

While you’re on disability leave:

  • You must pay your employee contributions directly to Alight. Alight will bill you directly at the home address listed in Workday. If you fail to pay your premiums, your benefits will be canceled.
  • Your coverage continues up to a maximum of seven months. You may then be eligible to continue coverage under COBRA. You may also qualify for lower monthly premiums and out-of-pocket costs by buying coverage through the health insurance marketplace.

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

You can:

  • Pay for your FSA deductions while you’re on leave.
  • Stop your contributions.

Life and Accident Insurance

If you are disabled for more than six months, you may be able to continue your optional life insurance coverage at no cost to you under a premium waiver, subject to the insurance carrier’s ongoing approval.

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If you’re a Cigna member and you or one of your dependents receives a cancer diagnosis, you’ll be contacted by a nurse who can help you understand your diagnosis and treatment options, answer your questions, coordinate your care, understand your health plan coverage and much more. Your participation in the Cancer Support Program is voluntary.

If you’re a UnitedHealthcare member and suffering from pain in your back, neck, shoulder, hip or knee, you can access the Orthopedic Health Support program. Call a nurse who can help you understand treatment options, costs and your benefits; manage your pain; access high-quality providers; prepare for surgery and plan for recovery.