Plan Information Enroll Now
- Benefit in $100 increments, ranging from $300 to $5,000 per month (not to exceed 60% of earnings) if approved by simplified underwriting
- Benefit pays in addition to all other benefits
- Benefit Duration: 2 or 5 years
- Elimination Period: 180 Days
- Simple and convenient payroll deduction
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About Open Enrollment (BUS & RAIL)
We are pleased to announce that Open Enrollment has begun for the SMART TD Voluntary Disability Plan (VDP). Members now have options to supplement their income with valuable Disability Insurance. The time to learn and enroll is now. While Open Enrollment ends on November 30th, 2019, the date your coverage becomes effective is determined by the date you enroll…the sooner you enroll the sooner you can be covered. To enroll, call 224-770-5328.
NOTE: Members previously enrolled in the MetLife Long-Term Disability Plan can enroll in and will be guaranteed approved for a benefit up to $1,000 per month, regardless of how many members participate in the plan.
IMPORTANT: Once 20% of members enroll in the new Voluntary Disability Plan (VDP), then all coverage amounts up to $3,000 per month (not to exceed 60% of earnings) will be Guaranteed Approved for all members, except for any member that had a policy previously issued for a smaller amount. If less than 20% of members enroll, then members’ elections will be accepted or rejected based on the their answers to the medical questions on the application. Regardless of participation, members choosing benefit amounts over $3,000 per month (not to exceed 60% of earnings) will be accepted or rejected based on their answers to the medical questions on the application. Within the VDP, Bus members and Rail members are separated into two groups, each with their own 20% participation requirement.
Notice to All Participants (BUS & RAIL) – Please Read
To be eligible to enroll in the Voluntary Disability Plan (VDP) you must be an actively working, full dues paying member of SMART TD working a minimum of 20 hours per week and reside in the United States.
Monthly premiums are based on your age at the time your application is submitted and do not increase over time. If you choose to add coverage in the future, your premiums for the additional amount of coverage will be based on your age at that time.
Coverage remains in force up to age 72, as long as premiums are paid. Premiums do not increase as the insured gets older. This is an Individual Policy which the insured can keep even if he or she changes jobs or retires.
SMART TD does not make any endorsement or recommendations regarding these benefits. It is the member’s responsibility to learn about and fully understand the benefits being offered. This program is completely voluntary, and it is solely the member’s decision to enroll. This page provides information, which can be viewed or downloaded, related to your Voluntary Disability Plan (VDP). If you have any questions regarding the plan, please call 224-770-5328.
Policy Provisions (BUS & RAIL)
- 24 Hour Coverage – this benefit covers you on and off the job
- Active SMART TD members working a minimum of 20 hours per week are eligible
- Pre-existing conditions are covered after satisfying policy limitations
- Mental Illnesses are covered, duration determined by specific policy limitations
- Alcohol and Drug abuse are covered, duration determined by specific policy limitations
- The remainder of total disability benefit will be paid in a lump sum up to 12 months upon the diagnosis of a terminal illness
- Coverage remains in force up to age 72 as long as premiums are paid. Premiums do not increase as the insured gets older.
- This individual policy is the insured’s to keep even if they change jobs or retire.
Please Note: These provisions may vary by state
Notice to Prior MetLife Participants – Please Read
Your MetLife Plan was cancelled on April 1st, 2019. In order to regain your coverage, you must enroll in the new Voluntary Disability Plan (VDP). Please call 224-770-5328 to enroll.
Because you were previously enrolled in the MetLife Voluntary Long-Term Disability Plan, you are guaranteed approved for benefit amounts up to $1,000 with no medical underwriting. You have until the end of open enrollment to receive your guaranteed approved benefit. Members that were not previously enrolled in the MetLife Voluntary Long-Term Disability Plan have no guaranteed approved benefit and are subject to medical underwriting.
As a previous MetLife Long-term Disability participant, if you enroll now, benefit amounts up to $1,000 are guaranteed with no medical underwriting. If you enroll in an amount over $1,000 and are not approved by medical underwriting, then your coverage amount will be set at the guaranteed issue amount of $1,000 regardless of future participation. If you wait and enroll after 20% participation is achieved, you may elect up to a $3,000 guaranteed benefit. Benefit elections higher than $3,000 per month will always require approval by simplified underwriting regardless of participation.
Your ability to earn an income and provide for your family is the most important asset you have. This plan helps you protect that asset if you cannot work due to a disability. While we have reviewed the policy and believe it to be the best coverage for our membership, the decision to take advantage of this benefit is your responsibility.
To enroll or learn more, please call the SMART TD VDP Enrollment Center at 224-770-5328. You are encouraged to call the Enrollment Center to discuss your options with a Benefit Specialist and select the benefit that best fits your needs and the needs of your family.
IMPORTANT: It is your responsibility to enroll in the new Voluntary Disability Plan, and if you don’t then you will not have coverage. Open enrollment ends on November 30th, 2019. Please call 224-770-5328 to enroll.
DISCLAIMER: The information on this page is for informational purposes only and makes no guarantee or warranty on the processing of claims. Other limitations may apply. It is recommended that each member with coverage obtain a copy and read the entire policy. Each policy is issued specific to each person, the state that they reside in, and the coverage that they elect.