Maternity Leave Checklist for Nonagreement Employees

Maternity Leave Information And Checklist For Expectant Dads

  • Notify your supervisor of your need for a leave.
  • Dads can apply for up to 12 weeks of Family Medical Leave unpaid or taken concurrently with available unused vacation. Paid vacation doesn't need to be used prior to going on unpaid FMLA. Complete and return FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) Forms to the Health & Medical Department if you intend to take FMLA leave.
  • Go to My Benefits within 30 days of the birth of your child to add him or her to your benefit coverages (medical, dental, vision and life/AD&D insurance). You can also elect to participate in the Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (if you are not already enrolled) or, if you are participating, you may increase your Dependent Care FSA before-tax contributions. A copy of the child's birth certificate or a copy of the hospital "Congratulations Certificate" must be received within 30 days of your child's birth. Fax to the HR Service Center at (402) 233-2736.
  • Upon your return to work, contact Card Administration Services at (402) 544-2273 to ensure that your Business and Travel Services VISA Card and Corporate Lodging Card are reactivated.

Maternity Leave Information and Checklist for Expectant Moms

  • Maternity disability cases must be initiated by calling MetLife, Union Pacific's Short-term Disability administrator, at (888) 777-6806 or by initiating a claim through https://mybenefits.metlife.com.
  • Notify your supervisor of your need for a disability leave.
  • MetLife will send you a Release of Information form, which you should complete and return immediately to MetLife. In many cases, physicians require the authorization form prior to releasing any information regarding your claim. If MetLife is unable to obtain the necessary information on a timely basis, it could cause a delay in decision/extension of your claim and any benefits that may be due. This form is also available on the MetLife website at https://mybenefits.metlife.com.
  • MetLife also will send you an Attending Physician Statement (APS). Instruct your treating physician(s) to complete this form with requested medical information that supports your time off work. STD benefits are not payable until medical information to support your disability claim has been received by MetLife and your claim has been certified. Please emphasize to your doctor to provide this without delay.
  • You must apply for the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) Sickness Benefit within 10 calendar days from the first day off work. An application is considered filed on the day it is received by the RRB. If you file late, you may lose benefits. Download a copy of the form at www.rrb.gov or you may call the RRB at (877) 772-5772.
  • Go to My Benefits within 30 days of the birth of your child to add him or her to your benefit coverages (medical, dental, vision and life/AD&D insurance). You can also elect to participate in the Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (if you are not already enrolled) or, if you are participating, you may increase your Dependent Care FSA before-tax contributions. A copy of the child's birth certificate or a copy of the hospital "Congratulations Certificate" must be received within 30 days of your child's birth. Fax to the HR Service Center at (402) 233-2736.
  • Promptly contact your assigned MetLife Case Manager with any status changes or updates throughout your disability absence, and advise your supervisor and HR Customer Service Director of your expected return to work date.
  • Complete and return FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) Forms to the Health & Medical Department if you intend to take leave extending beyond the time allowed for Disability Leave.
  • Upon your return to work, contact Card Administration Services at (402) 544-2273 to ensure that your Business and Travel Services VISA Card and Corporate Lodging Card are reactivated.

If you are medically unable to contact MetLife or complete the necessary forms, please have a family member or a Power of Attorney assist with the disability process.