Career Benefits

Disability & Life Insurance

The disability program helps to protect employees during unexpected situations when they may be unable to work due to illness or injury. SkyWest offers full-time employees two short-term disability plan options that provides benefits after the employee has been away from work due to a disability. Employees on short-term disability receive 60 percent of their pay, up to $1,500 weekly with the benefit period lasting a maximum of 22-25 weeks, depending on the plan option. The employee's age, income and plan option determine the cost of this benefit. SkyWest also provides a long-term disability program for an employee who is unable to work for more than six months. This benefit provides the employee with 60 percent of their pay, up to a maximum of $5,000 per month lasting up to age 65. Long-term disability premiums are paid entirely by SkyWest.

Basic Life Insurance
SkyWest provides all eligible full-time employees with a base amount of $20,000 in basic life insurance. In addition, coverage is provided for your spouse in the amount of $5,000 and a dependent child in the amount of $2,500. In the event of your accidental death, your beneficiary will receive an additional $20,000 benefit. This benefit is at NO COST to the employee.

Additional Life Insurance
Full-time employees have the option to purchase additional life insurance for themselves and their family members. Employees may elect coverage from $20,000 up to a maximum of $500,000. This supplemental group-term life insurance also offers the following options: Portability or Conversion option, Living Benefits option and Waiver of Premium.

Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
Voluntary group accident insurance (also referred to as Accidental Death & Dismemberment or AD&D) is available to all full-time SkyWest employees. This benefit protects employees and their family members against any covered accident in the course of business or pleasure. The AD&D Plan provides worldwide protection. You may elect employee-only coverage, employee and dependent child(ren) coverage, and family coverage in increments of $25,000 up to a maximum of $500,000.