Choate House on the Pace Pleasantville campus

Part Time Faculty

Life Insurance

Adjuncts, who are subject to the Union of Adjunct Faculty (UAFP) Collective Bargaining Agreement and have taught at least three (3) credit hours during each of at least five (5) continuous academic years, including academic years prior to the execution of the CBA, and are in active status, may participate at no cost to the adjunct in life and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance coverage based upon rank as follows:

Rank Amount of Coverage
Professor $5,000
Associate Prof. $5,000
Assistant Prof. $4,000
Instructor $4,000
Lecturer $3,000

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Long Term Care

Pace University offers a group Long Term Care plan. Some benefits of this group long term plan include:

  • Flexibility to purchase a plan that is tailored to best fit your needs and the needs of eligible members including spouses/domestic partners, parents, children, siblings and grandparents;
  • Convenient payment plan;
  • Convenient payroll deductions for employee and spousal coverage;
  • Full portability upon separation or retirement from Pace University.

This voluntary benefit is being offered by UnumProvident Life Insurance Company of America. Enrollment in the Long Term Care insurance program continues on a rolling basis. If you would like an enrollment package for the Long Term Care program at any time during the year, please visit the Unum website. In most cases, medical Evidence of Insurability (EOI) will be required by Unum and may impact the approval of your application for this benefit.

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Short Term Disability

The University provides part-time faculty members with Short-Term Disability insurance and supplements New York State disability to provide salary continuation in the event you are unable to perform the duties of your job because of illness, injury or pregnancy. The University’s current Short-Term Disability carrier is CIGNA.

Short-Term Disability begins on the eighth consecutive calendar day of absence, including weekends and holidays. Provided that your claim continues to be medically certified by CIGNA, benefits are payable for up to 26 weeks within a 52-week period. The current maximum payment amount is $170 per week.

**26 weeks within a 52-week period is the combined maximum duration of the following leaves: Short-Term Disability, New York Paid Family Leave, Workers’ Compensation disability leave.**

CIGNA is responsible for administering claims, and for managing the medical case with a focus on expediting your successful and healthy return to work. Pace University not only pays for the full cost of this coverage but also provides salary continuation to our part-time faculty (excluding UAFP faculty) as indicated below:

Length of Part Time Service at Time of Disability Salary Continuation
Less than 2 Years No salary continuation; NYS disability reimbursement
More than 2 Years 2 weeks full base pay; more than 2 weeks NYS disability reimbursement

Reporting a Short Term Disability Claim

If possible, please contact the University Benefits office, on or before your first day of absence, to discuss the expected duration of your disability leave. In addition, please contact CIGNA, at 1-888-842-4462, to file a short-term disability claim. To ensure that your claim is processed in a timely manner, please contact CIGNA no later than your seventh consecutive calendar day of absence. Please ensure that your department Chair or supervisor is notified as well.

How to Report a Short-Term Disability Claim and/or Family Medical Leave (PDF)

Family and Medical Leave

Part-Time employees are generally not eligible for Family and Medical Leave. Employees are eligible if they have worked for Pace University for at least one year, for 1,250 hours over the previous 12 months, and if at least 50 employees are employed by the employer within 75 miles. If you believe that you are eligible for Family and Medical Leave, please contact the University Benefits office, at (914) 923-2828, for verification. (If you are eligible for Family and Medical Leave, and a Short-Term Disability claim is medically certified, it will also count as time taken under the Family and Medical Leave Act.)

Employee Rights Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (PDF)

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Workers Compensation

**26 weeks within a 52-week period is the combined maximum duration of the following leaves: Short-Term Disability, New York Paid Family Leave, Workers’ Compensation disability leave.**

Workers' Compensation is insurance that provides cash benefits and/or medical care for workers who are injured or become ill as a result of their job.

Pace University contributes fully towards this benefit. Weekly cash benefits and medical care are paid by Pace’s University’s insurance carrier, State Insurance Fund, as directed by the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board. The Workers’ Compensation Board is a state agency that processes the claims and determines, through a judicial proceeding, whether the claim is justified and how much will be awarded.

It is important that you or someone acting on your behalf report any injury on the job within 24 hours to your campus Security Office. Notify the University Benefits Office as well of the incident. It is equally important that your supervisor or department chair be advised of the incident. Responsibility for claiming compensation is on the injured employee. All incidents are to be reported to the Security Office no matter how minor they appear to be. The Security Office then must immediately complete an Incident Report and investigate the incident. The University can refuse to compensate an employee if the incident is not reported in a timely manner.

In addition, injured employees should seek outside medical attention for work related injuries or illnesses. Worker's Compensation claims can be denied if an injured employee is not diagnosed/treated by a physician that is Board Certified.

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