Effective, January 1, 2021, Sedgwick will replace The Hartford as the Leave of Absence
Administrator for Boston Scientific. As a result, The Hartford will be transitioning the
management of any leave of absence that extends beyond the end of the year to Sedgwick,
with the exception of Short-term Disability Leaves. Sedgwick will support you
every step of the way during this transition, throughout your claim, and for any future
Boston Scientific and Sedgwick’s goal is to make this process as simple as possible for
you. Please review the BSC Letter
and the Sedgwick Guide
mailed to employees on a current leave to understand how this vendor change will impact
your leave as well as any additional actions you may need to take regarding your current
Boston Scientific is excited about this new partnership with Sedgwick. Sedgwick
is looking forward to serving your absence needs. Starting on January 1, 2021, you
can access your claim information 24/7 at
or by calling Sedgwick at 855-811-5701. If you have any questions, representatives
are available Monday through Friday between 7:00 AM - 8:30 PM Central Time.
Time for you. Time for your family. Boston Scientific’s Leave of
Absence program provides you with both paid and unpaid time to help meet your needs and
the needs of your family.
14 total weeks paid time off for new moms (6 weeks Maternity leave
paid according to the Short-term Disability program and 8 weeks bonding leave paid
- 8 weeks bonding leave paid at 100% for adoption
8 weeks bonding leave paid at 100% for non-birth employee parents
8 weeks bonding leave paid at 100% for employees having a child through
Short-term Disability – covers you for up to 26 weeks if you become ill or injured.
Long Term Disability – provides partial income replacement for both non-work and
work-related covered illnesses and injuries after you have been disabled for 180
continuous calendar days.
Family Leave – provides job and benefit protections if you need to take a leave of
absence for certain family medical or family military situations for up to 12 weeks
If you need to take a leave – communicate with your supervisor,
initiate your leave with Sedgwick and review the
Employee Leave Checklist.
Requesting an Accommodation – If you are currently disabled or become
disabled and are in need of a reasonable accommodation, you should contact your manager,
People Services or Employee Relations who will assist you with evaluating reasonable
accommodations that may enable you to perform the essential functions of your job.