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Disability Leave Announcement

From: Alice JB Tanguay, Benefits Manager
Date: August 24, 2010

As you know, the College uses various benefits administrators to manage our programs. One area that we feel is important to have more expertise and attention is that of disability management. We carefully reviewed proposals of several vendors and selected Matrix, our current administrator for long-term disability leave, to also handle short-term disability leave (which includes medical and pregnancy leaves), effective September 1, 2010. The staff in the Office of Human Resources will work closely with Matrix and assist with timekeeping issues, but will no longer be involved in intake and medical case management. To be sure that you are prepared for an expected or unexpected short-term disability leave, please review the information on this page regarding when and how to contact Matrix.

All claims for short-term disability after August 31, 2010, should be filed with Matrix, using the phone number and information stated below.

The following Q&A's will help answer basic questions about filing a claim for a disability. If you have any further questions, please contact Matrix at (877) 202-0055 or on line at www.matrixeservices.com.

When do I call Matrix?
For planned absences for more than five working days (one week or two week elimination based on type of employee) related to medical problems or procedures, you can request a leave up to 30 days before the anticipated start date. Within 30 days of your planned leave, contact Matrix and notify your manager/supervisor of your upcoming need to be absent.

How do I contact Matrix?
To file a claim, contact the Matrix Intake Center at (877) 202-0055. The Intake Center is open seven days per week, 24 hours per day. You may also file for your leave online at www.matrixeservices.com.

When reporting a leave of absence, you should be prepared to provide your:

  • Name;
  • Address;
  • Phone number;
  • Social Security number;
  • Type of leave;
  • Manager's name and phone number;
  • Expected start date of leave; and
  • Doctor's name, phone number, and fax.

If you have questions, please contact the Benefits Office at 603-646-3588 or Human.Resources.Benefits@Dartmouth.EDU.

Last Updated: 8/24/10