The Reed Group administers the The Texas Income Protection Plan (TIPP) which is a self-funded disability income benefits plan for the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) through the Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS).
TIPP offers short-term and long-term disability coverage that protects your income by paying a percentage of your paycheck if you become disabled and can’t work because you are ill, injured, or pregnant.
Short Term Disability
Short-term disability provides you with up to 66% of insured monthly salary (maximum of $10,000) or $6,600/month, whichever is less. Your benefit will be less if you are receiving worker's compensation, disability retirement, or other disability benefits. It will always be at least 10% of your insured salary.
Benefits are paid to you for up to five (5) months after you have been certified as totally disabled by an approved practicitioner, used all of your sick leave, extended sick leave, sick leave pool, or completed the waiting period of 30 consecutive days, whichever is greater.
Your benefit must be approved by Reed Group, which administers disability insurance for ERS. Benefits end when you return to work.
Long Term Disbility
Your long term benefit will be up to 60% of your insured monthly salary (maximum $10,000) or $6,000, whichever is less.
Your benefit must be approved by The Reed Group, which administers disability insurance for ERS. Benefits end when you return to work.
Your benefit will be less if you are receiving Social Security disability, Worker's Compensation, disability retirement, or other group disability benefits. It will always be at least 10% of your insured salary.
Benefits are paid to you up to the maximum benefit period, which depends on your age when you become totally disabled:
Under 60 Payable to age 65*
60-64 Payable for 60 months
65-69 Payable to age 70*, or 12 months, whichever is greater
70 and over Payable for 12 months
Benefits end when you return to work.
* Benefits end the first day of the plan month after you reach this age.
Long Term CareThe University of Houston has available to its employees Universal Life Long Term Care through Trust Mark. You may receive additional information from our MetLife representative, Kevin Coffey at (832) 251-5435. You may view additional information about Universal Life Long Term care at the Trustmark website.