For complete information on coverage for Texas Income Protection Plan (TIPP) short-term disability insurance, please visit the
Benefits are paid to you for up to 5 months.
Before the plan begins to pay you benefits, you must use your sick leave balance (including extended sick leave and sick leave pool) or finish a 30-day waiting period, whichever option is a longest. Sick leave use and waiting period run concurrently. However, You are not required to use your vacation or other annual leave.
In the three months prior to the date coverage begins, if you have a medical condition for which you received:
Disability benefits for that specific condition would not be covered for the first six months of enrollment. After the six-month period ends, you must fulfill the waiting period before the plan begins to pay benefits.
If you receive disability payments from other sources, such as Social Security disability or Workers’
Compensation, TIPP benefit payments are reduced.
You must file your disability claim within one year after the first day of your disability in one of two
ways: online using the self‐service option on the TIPP website or call TIPP Customer Care.
For your convenience, ERS has made the
historical plan documents available.
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