The Governors State University's long term disability (LTD) insurance plans are available to employees who are eligible to receive benefits and who are participating in the State Universities Retirement System (SURS). Full-time and part-time employees participating in SURS automatically receive LTD insurance through the retirement system. For further information about the long term disability through SURS contact the SURS website or 1-800-275-7877. 

Employees participating in SURS may also apply for supplemental, voluntary LTD insurance through the University plan. Payment for the voluntary plan is made through payroll deduction. Employees who are eligible to participate in the program are status employees who participate in the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) and have a full-time appointment of at least 50% or a temporary appointment of 50% or more for at least nine months.