8.20.15 – (LAA/LUS) – 2016 Benefits Preview/LUS Benefits Sessions/Absence and Return Center/Returning to Work

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Friday, August 21, 2015

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  • 2016 Benefits Preview
  • Legacy US Airways Flight Attendant Information Sessions
  • Absence and Return Center (ARC)
  • Returning to Work

2016 Benefits Preview – LAA/LUS

Click Here for 2016 Benefits Preview

You’ll receive more information about your 2016 benefits, including rates, before Annual Enrollment this Fall. You can also go to my.aa.com or contact the Benefits Service Center at 888-860-6178 Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.(Central Time).

Legacy US Airways Flight Attendant Information Sessions – LUS

Absence and Return Center (ARC) – LAA/LUS

Meet the ARC: Consider the ARC group to be your one-stop-shop for all things regarding medical absences and returning to work. The ARC, made up of administrative staff and case managers, will be responsible for the administrative eligibility and approval determinations for Family Medical Leave (FML), Sick/Medical leaves and Maternity leaves. The ARC will also process Sick Verification forms, Return to Work forms and Modified Duty requests for all U.S.-based mainline employees.

Mailing Address: American Airlines Absence and Return Center
MD 5132 – HDQ1
P.O. Box 619616
DFW Airport, TX 75261-9616
Phone Number: 817-967-6700
Fax Number: Family Leave (FMLA): 1-855-709-4903
Return to Work/Sick Verification (Flight Attendants): 817-967-1382
Hours of operation: Monday – Friday: 7:30 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. central time (CT) excluding official company administrative holidays
E-mail: arc@aa.com

Returning to Work – LAA/LUS

All employees:  Clearance by your health care provider is necessary if one of the following applies.
  • Hospitalization (admitted to the hospital), surgery (in or outpatient) or emergency room visits;
  • Medication that can affect alertness, mental function, or affect public safety;
  • Absent from work for 30 or more consecutive calendar days;
  • Injury to the eyes, ears and/or head;
  • Blocked ears and/or,
  • You are unable to or unsure if you are able to perform the essential job functions of your job. 
If one of the above applies to you, provide your treating Health Care Provider with the Return to Work Form for your specific workgroup.  Your Treating Health Care Provider must complete the Return to Work Form. Fax the completed Return to Work Form to the ARC at the number listed on the bottom of the form.

Catherine Sharp
APFA National Health Chair

Brian Clark
APFA National Communications Interim Chair


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