Disability Insurance

Disability insurance provides income replacement, for a defined period of time, when an eligible employee is unable to work due to a disability.

All full-time faculty and staff with less than two years of benefit eligible service, part-time faculty and staff, as well as medical residents are eligible to participate in GW's voluntary short-term disability plan through Lincoln Financial. After two years of service, full-time faculty and staff are eligible for GW-paid short-term disability, which covers 50% or 100% of your income, based on your years of service and employee type at the time of disability. GW also provides long-term disability for all full-time faculty and staff at no cost.