Active Health Summary Plan Description
As of September 1, 2017
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4.5 Workers' Compensation, Temporary Disability Benefits or California State Disability Insurance

Crediting of Hours and Maximum Credit: An Employee will be given 40 hours of work credit for each week of approved Workers Compensation disability, up to a maximum of 26 weeks per temporary disability.

Hours will be credited toward your eligibility, in the same manner as described under Article 4.2: Working Local 11 Electricians. For example, if you are unable to work for three (3) weeks in July, and have received 120 hours of disability credit, it will apply towards your November eligibility.

Solely for purposes of establishing eligibility for the crediting of hours under this provision, hours worked for which contributions are being reciprocated to the Plan under the I.O. Health Reciprocity Agreement shall be considered hours worked in Covered Employment and the employer generating those reciprocal contributions shall be considered a signatory Employer to the Trust Fund.

NOTE: Periods for which you received California State Disability Insurance for non-work related injuries do not result in any crediting of hours. However, periods of receipt of these ‘SDI' benefits can prevent forfeiture of Hours Bank Reserve balances of less than 100 hours.

Workers Compensation State Disability
Eligibility Requirements Eligibility Requirements
You must have been eligible for Plan benefits in the month in which the occupational injury occurred and had contributions paid to this Plan on your behalf by an Employer. You must have been eligible for Plan benefits in the month immediately preceding the first of the four (4) consecutive months of preserved hours.
Provide written notice to the Administrative Office within 30 days from the date your eligibility ends. Provide written notice to the Administrative Office within 30 days from the date your eligibility ends.
Provide proof of disability and the time period of disability (i.e. Workers' Compensation award letter, Workers' Compensation benefit paystubs for the time period of disability). Provide proof of disability and the time period of disability (i.e. proof that you are receiving SDI benefits ).
Benefits Benefits
Maximum of 1,040 hours (40 hrs/wk; 26 weeks x 40 = 1,040 hours) Hours Bank Reserve below 100 hours will be preserved for four (4) consecutive months.
You will be given 40 hours of work credit for each week of approved Workers Compensation temporary disability benefits, up to the maximum benefit of 26 weeks. No month in which you receive SDI benefits or delinquent contributions are being pursued will be included in the four (4) consecutive months.
NOTE: The hours credited are Health hours only. NOTE: Prompt notification of your receipt of State Disability benefits will protect your Hours Reserve Bank.