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Short-Term Disability Insurance


The American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus (AFLAC) offers eligible employees the opportunity to purchase (through payroll deductions) short-term disability insurance and/or cancer insurance should they become unable to work because of a qualifying disability due to an injury or illness.

Details of the short-term disability benefit plan including benefit amounts, when they are payable, and limitations, restrictions, and other exclusions are described in the summary plan description provided to eligible employees. Open enrollment for short-term disability insurance occurs once per year.

Cancer insurance assists families with non-medical expenses rarely covered by major medical insurance.  Upon initiating such a policy, insurance premiums are paid through deduction.  Should an employee leave CCRI, continuation of coverage is possible through direct payment to AFLAC under the terms and conditions of the coverage.

To obtain AFLAC's coverage details, plan costs, and enrollment information, contact CCRI's AFLAC representative, Doreen Sylvia, at 401-286-2871 or

Employees represented by the NEA union may elect to purchase (through payroll deductions) short term disability, accident, cancer and critical illness insurance from Colonial Life.

To obtain Colonial Life's coverage details, plan costs, and enrollment information, contact the RI District Colonial Life Office at (866) 349-8011 or visit htpp://

State employees do not contribute to the State's temporary disability insurance fund (TDI).

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Last Updated: 9/25/15