Medically related issues such as pregnancy, regular child birth, and elective surgeries are not considered catastrophic illnesses and are not covered by the SSLB. If you have any questions regarding the validity of your claim please call Employee Support Services at 713-695-5561.
Please note, these conditions may qualify for coverage under other programs such as the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). However, approval for one program does not guarantee approval for another. Members may qualify for SSLB but not FMLA, and vice versa. Employees with questions about the FMLA program should contact their Human Resources Business Partner.