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The County offers Short-Term Disability (STD) 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 STD benefits will be cancelled. STD 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.

The County offers two STD plans:

  • Basic - offers a lower weekly benefit amount and is available to any employee not enrolled in SDI.
  • Expanded - offers a greater weekly benefit amount (at a higher cost) and is available only to certain employee groups based on terms of MOU / Resolution (generally Management, Confidential employees, SMCC and Attorneys).


Basic STD

Expanded STD


Employees who are not enrolled in SDI

Employees in certain bargaining groups (generally, Management, Attorneys, SMCC & Confidential employees who are not enrolled in CA SDI)

Benefit Amount

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

60% of the first $2,115 of pre-disability earnings, up to a maximum of $1,269/week before reduction of Deductible Income. 

Benefit cost

$2.35 semi-monthly cost

Based on age of employee

Benefit duration

18 weeks

52 weeks

Benefit waiting period*

14 days

14 days if enrolled during your initial hire or when you were initially eligible to enroll or 60 days for the first 12 months of coverage ( if enrolled after your initial enrollment)


Enroll in Short Term Basic or Expanded Disability Insurance via Workday.

Contact Standard

(800) 368-2859 or