Disability insurance designed to protect your team.
Disability insurance protects your employees from a temporary loss of income and is a fundamental part of a quality employee benefits package. We’ll implement a plan structured just for you.
Covers temporary loss of income due to illness or injury.
While employees can take out personal disability insurance themselves, businesses that pay for it as part of their employee benefits package often find that it is a great way to recruit staff and make them feel valued. An employee of your business receives benefits when they are unable to work because of illness or injury. Typically this pay out is equal to 60 percent of their typical salary and often benefits are paid as tax-free income.
Choose from short and long-term coverage options.
When choosing a plan for your employees, you can offer just short-term coverage (which is usually capped at a six month benefit period) or long-term coverage (which runs for several years or even until retirement age). Other disability insurance options include payments that specifically cover the employee’s mortgage or other loans.
Give employees the opportunity to fully recover before returning to work.
Offering disability insurance is also a great way to ensure that injured or sick employees take the time necessary to properly heal, and then return to work in good physical shape and without stress. This prevents employees from rushing back to work before they are fully healed, which could lead to worsening of their condition and even longer recovery times in the future.
Unique from workers’ compensation and social security disability insurance.
It’s important not to confuse disability insurance with some other programs. It is different than workers’ compensation insurance (a mandatory insurance program paid for by employers that pays out if an employee is injured at work) and social security disability insurance (a government program for people with serious long-term conditions or disabilities who are unable to take on employment).
Want to know more about short-term or long-term disability insurance plans for your employees? Reach out! We’re happy to chat through your options.