Thursday, July 25, 2013
It turns out that short-term disability is pretty much useless unless you are going to be out for at least a month, and I won't be out that long (although it might be close). I'll exhaust my sick pay and vacation pay well before I am back at work, but there is a procedure for allowing other employees to donate unused time under these circumstances, so I am hoping that there won't be too many days unpaid. Assuming everything goes according to plan, I will be able to teach two classes in the fall semester, which will somewhat make up for all the lost pay and medical expenses. The good news is that maximum out of pocket expense on our health insurance is $3250 per person, and there is no question that we'll hit this maximum because of the valve replacement.