Pay benefits for which you may be eligible during your medical leave and the process to apply for paid benefits is depended on: 1) when your leave began; 2) if you are covered under the PG&E Voluntary Disability and Paid Family Leave Benefit Plan (Voluntary Plan); and 3) your employee classification.
Note: If your leave is covered under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), California Family Rights Act (CFRA) and/or the Pregnancy Disability Act (PDL) AND Voluntary Disability Plan Insurance or State Disability Insurance, use of sick pay may be optional, but will be the default. See here for FAQ’s on the new sick pay option and below for links to the detailed pay information based on your employee classification.
California Utility employees are automatically covered under the PG&E Voluntary Plan, unless you opt out (reject) coverage and remain with the State Plan.
Employees who opt-out of VP coverage will remain eligible for the California State Plan benefits.
Important: approval of Voluntary Plan benefits is not an approval of leave.
Utility Management, Administrative and Technical (A&T), Security and ESC-represented employees:
For qualifying events effective January 1, 2018 or later, you must be covered under the PG&E Voluntary Plan to be eligible for Voluntary Plan Disability benefits (VPDI) and PG&E’s short-term disability (STD) wage continuation benefits. In addition, if you have available capped sick time, this balance must be exhausted prior to being eligible for PG&E’s STD wage continuation benefits.
You can find information about your pay options and requirements during your medical leave here You can find information about PG&E’s short-term disability benefits in the types of leave document. Visit the Wage Continuation Policy documents (under Employee Wellness-2100) for more policy details. (Note: you’ll need PG&E network access to view this information.)
|Short-Term Disability||Voluntary Plan Disability Insurance (VPDI) coverage + PG&E Wage Continuation|
* Interns, Hiring Hall, Temporary Additional and non-regular status intermittent: eligible for 55% VPDI/VPFL benefit; not eligible for wage continuation benefits. However, if the weekly Voluntary Plan benefit amount is lower than the weekly benefit amount using the calculation method under the State Plan, you will receive Voluntary Plan benefits equal to the State Plan rate.
IBEW- and SEIU-represented Employees
For qualifying events beginning on or after January 1, 2018, you must be covered under the PG&E Voluntary Plan to be eligible for benefits under the Plan.
|Medical Leave||Voluntary Plan Disability Insurance (VPDI) coverage|
* Hiring Hall, Temporary Additional and non-regular status intermittent: eligible for 55% VPDI/VPFL benefit; not eligible for wage continuation benefits. However, if the weekly Voluntary Plan benefit amount is lower than the weekly benefit amount using the calculation method under the State Plan, you will receive Voluntary Plan benefits equal to the State Plan rate.
PG&E Corporation sponsors a disability plan that provides employees of PG&E Corporation with Short-Term and Long-Term Disability benefits. Click here for information about your Short-Term Disability benefits. While many of the process steps apply to you (i.e., preparing for leave, what to do during your leave and preparing for return from leave), getting started to request your leave and STD benefits differs. Please see below for more information.
- A leave of absence will need to be initiated through Sedgwick to start the short-term disability process with The Standard. Sedgwick will send you the applicable leave forms to return to them and the STD forms to return to The Standard, if appropriate.
- You will need to contact The Standard Insurance Company directly in order to provide the needed information to open the STD claim.
- If you remain disabled under the terms of the Corporation Disability plan beyond the term of your short-term disability benefits, The Standard will evaluate your eligibility for LTD benefits. You will work directly with The Standard on this process.
Click here for information about your LTD group policy information.