Protection

Long Term Disability — Full-Time Crewmembers.

JetBlue provides Long Term Disability (LTD) insurance to all Full-Time Crewmembers at no cost. You may also buy Voluntary Long Term Disability (VLTD) to increase your company-provided benefit.

Long Term Disability (LTD)
  • Full-Time Crewmembers only
  • Company paid
  • Benefit equals 60% of gross compensation*
  • $15,000 monthly maximum benefit (subject to taxes)
  • Waiting period: 180 days of continuous disability**
Voluntary Long Term Disability (VLTD)
  • Full-Time Crewmembers only
  • You pay with post-tax dollars
  • Benefit equals 6-2/3% (added to your basic LTD)
  • 6-2/3% portion you purchase would be tax-free if you received LTD benefits
  • Proof of good health may be required by MetLife if you don’t enroll when first eligible

* Includes your average gross pay over the prior 12 months, or up to 18 months if you were on an approved Leave of Absence and had months of $0 earnings in the prior 12 months.

** You may use any available PTO during the waiting period and/or apply for Short Term Disability where available. (Note: The LTD benefit will be reduced by the gross monthly benefit you receive from Social Security, Workers’ Compensation and other earned income.) The LTD plan does not cover a disability from a pre-existing condition during the first 12 months of coverage.

How LTD works.

Benefits begin after you’ve missed work due to an illness or injury for 180 days. The LTD plan does not cover a disability from a pre-existing condition during the first 12 months of coverage.