Citi Benefits Handbook
Citi provides Company-paid LTD coverage to employees whose benefits eligible pay is less than or equal to $50,000.99. If your benefits eligible pay is less than or equal to $50,000.99, you do not need to enroll for coverage and there is no cost to you.
If, as a new hire, your benefits eligible pay exceeds $50,000.99, you will be automatically enrolled in LTD coverage with an option to decline coverage.
If your benefits eligible pay increases to $50,001 or above for benefits purposes for Annual Enrollment in the next plan year, you will be automatically enrolled in LTD coverage so your coverage continues uninterrupted. The cost of LTD coverage will be deducted from your pay beginning January 1 of the next plan year (following Annual Enrollment) unless you decline coverage. Refer to the Your Benefits Resources™ website, available through TotalComp@Citi at www.totalcomponline.com, during Annual Enrollment for the cost.
Option to Decline LTD Coverage
If you do not elect "no coverage" during Annual Enrollment when your benefits eligible pay exceeds $50,000.99 for the next plan year (or as a new hire with the requisite benefits eligible pay), you will be automatically enrolled in LTD coverage. If you elect to decline LTD coverage within the first 90 days following your enrollment, you will receive a refund of your paid premiums. You can also decline LTD coverage after the initial 90-day period; however, premiums will not be refunded to you.
Note: If you decline LTD coverage and then decide to enroll in LTD coverage at any time, other than when first eligible or as the result of a qualified change in status, you must take a physical exam and/or provide evidence of good health before coverage will be approved.
1 If your benefits eligible pay increases to above $50,000.99 for benefits purposes for the following plan year, you will be automatically enrolled in LTD coverage, during Annual Enrollment, for the following year (new hire enrollment commences with employment). Effective January 1 of the following year, contributions will be deducted from your pay (new hire deductions occur upon employment). If you do not want LTD coverage, you must select "no coverage" during Annual Enrollment. However, if you do not opt out of LTD coverage during Annual Enrollment, you will have 90 days to opt out. If you opt out within this 90-day period, these contributions will be refunded to you. You can also opt out after the 90-day period; however, premiums will not be refunded.
Benefits are paid monthly and continue for as long as your approved disability continues, up to age 65 (or longer, depending on your age when your disability begins). See the following schedule:
You will be billed for your health and insurance benefits to the extent you are enrolled. The cost of benefits is not deducted from your LTD benefit. For more details about your benefits and eligibility while on a continued LTD leave, see the Eligibility and Participation section.
Unless you have other disability coverage, you should consider enrolling in LTD since LTD coverage protects you in the event your ability to work is impaired by an accident or illness.
The Disability Plan will not cover any disability caused by or contributed to, or resulting from, a pre-existing condition until you have been enrolled in the Disability Plan for 12 consecutive months.
A pre-existing condition is an injury, sickness or pregnancy for which, in the three months before the effective date of coverage, you received medical treatment, consultation, care or services; took prescription medications or had medications prescribed; or had symptoms that would cause a reasonably prudent person to seek diagnosis, care or treatment.
Converting Your Coverage
If you have been enrolled in the Disability Plan for at least one year and leave Citi (other than to retire), you can convert your Citi LTD coverage under the group policy to an individual policy within 31 days after your employment ends.
The maximum benefit of this individual policy is $3,000 per month. To obtain conversion information, call the Citi Benefits Center through ConnectOne at 1 (800) 881-3938. See the For More Information section for detailed instructions, including TDD and international assistance.