Long-Term Disability

Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company

Policy No: LTD 130972

The Diocese of Raleigh provides long term disability (LTD) insurance for all regular full-time employees. Long term disability insurance is provided to ensure partial salary continuation should an eligible employee become disabled while employed with the Diocese of Raleigh. The Diocese of Raleigh does not provide a short-term disability plan.


Enrollment in the LTD plan is automatic at the time of enrollment for medical/dental benefits. If an eligible employee waives coverage for medical/dental benefits, they will still be enrolled in the Diocese of Raleigh LTD plan.

Salary Increases

Increases in an employee's salary must be reported in order for the value of an employee's life insurance to be correct. Salary changes should be sent directly to Nancy von Gunten, Benefits Administrator, at nancy.vongunten@raldioc.org.

Filing a Long-Term Disability Claim

All claims for LTD benefits must be handled through the Human Resources office. Please contact Nancy von Gunten, Benefits Administrator, at 984-900-3420 if an eligible employee needs to file a disability claim. There is a 90-day waiting period for approved LTD benefits to begin.

All correspondence and completion of forms with the employee will be handled directly from the Human Resources office.

LTD benefits are administered by Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company and eligibility for benefits is determined solely by their review board.

If an employee is approved for LTD benefits, Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company may waive the premiums for the value of the employee's life insurance at the time of disability. Eligibility for this benefit would be determined by Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company.