Beginning January 1, 2021, The Hartford will replace Cigna as our partner for administering disability benefits and leaves of absence. The benefits themselves are staying the same, and your current election for long-term disability (LTD) coverage will continue automatically in 2021.
The Hartford is currently our partner for life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, so this change provides more consistency across our benefits administration for a better employee experience. Specifically, beginning January 1, 2021, optional life insurance premiums will be waived automatically if you start receiving long-term disability (LTD) benefits — you no longer have to apply for the waiver.
Also, by switching over to The Hartford, we’re able to offer LTD benefits at a lower cost to you in 2021. And The Hartford offers a more user-friendly disability/leave online portal for employees and for AECOM.
If you are on a leave of absence including on Family Medical Leave (FML), the administration of your leave will move from Cigna to The Hartford starting January 1, 2021. If you are receiving disability benefits as of December 31, 2020, your disability benefits claim will continue to be administered by Cigna into 2021.
All new disability claims and leaves of absence that start on or after January 1, 2021, will be handled by The Hartford.
Information about The Hartford’s disability and leaves of absence administration services, including instruction on how to initiate disability claims and request a leave of absence, will be available on this site starting January 1, 2021.