Disability benefits

If you are ill or injured and unable to work, Adobe has benefits to protect you and minimize your financial worries. We provide income replacement for medical disabilities and maternity through short-term disability and long-term disability, administered by Lincoln Financial Group.

You’re eligible to participate and are automatically enrolled if you are an active full- or part-time employee. You do not need to take any action to participate in these benefits. If the time comes that you need to use them, review the information on Leaves of Absence.

Short-term disability (STD)

Short-term disability (STD) provides income replacement if you become unable to work due to medical disability. If you work in California, your benefits are provided through the voluntary disability insurance (VDI) program, and many other states have their own disability programs that operate in conjunction with the Adobe STD plan. The following tables outline how benefits are paid.

If your Lincoln-approved injury/illness is not work-related

If your Lincoln-approved injury/illness is work-related

Speak with your manager about your need for a leave of absence from work, then visit Lincoln Financial Group (Company Code: ADOBELOA) (SSO) or call 800-459-3772 to initiate your leave.

California employees are automatically enrolled in VDI on their date of hire. You may opt out [PDF] by enrolling in California State Disability Insurance (SDI) through the Adobe benefits enrollment site.

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Long-term disability (LTD)

If you are unable to work for more than 120 days due to a medical disability, long-term disability (LTD) begins to pay benefits on the 121st day, pending approval:

  • 66 ⅔% salary replacement, up to a maximum of $15,000 per month (or $25,000 per month for Section 16b officers).
  • You do not pay tax on these salary replacement payments.

Adobe pays the cost of your LTD insurance, and you pay tax on the value of Adobe’s contributions. On your paycheck, the amount will be added to your earnings and then subtracted as an after-tax deduction.

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Workers’ compensation

Under Adobe’s workers’ compensation program, medical treatment is covered at 100% for an injury or illness that is work-related when you seek medical care at one of the designated locations, as required. Read Adobe’s workers’ compensation FAQs [PDF] for more details.

How the plan works

You’re automatically enrolled and eligible for workers’ compensation benefits on your first day of employment.

In the event of an emergency, get medical attention first. Call Adobe Security at 64444, or dial 9-911.

How to claim your benefits