The County offers Short-Term Disability insurance for those employees working 20 or more hours per week and who are NOT enrolled in State Disability Insurance (SDI). New employees enrolled in SDI may also enroll in the basic Short Term Disability program for their first seven months on the job. After seven months, when SDI benefits become payable, the basic Short Term Disability benefits will be cancelled. Short Term Disability insurance, administered by Standard Life Insurance, is designed to pay a weekly benefit in the event you cannot work because of a covered illness or injury. This benefit replaces a portion of your income, which can help you meet your financial commitments in a time of need.

For Long Term Disability benefits please go to the Risk Management page.

Basic Short Term Disability


Employees who are not enrolled in SDI

Benefit Amount

$95 / week (not to exceed 70% of pre-disability earnings) reduced by Deductible Income.

Benefit cost

$2.35 semi-monthly cost

Benefit duration

18 weeks

Benefit waiting period*

14 days


Enroll in Basic Short Term Disability via Workday.

Contact Standard

(800) 368-2859 or