By offering a full range of disability benefits, you can ensure your employees are covered in the event they’re unable to work. And the result? A happier, more dedicated and more productive workforce for you.
Almost half (48%) of U.S. workers would only be able to maintain their finances for two months if they had to miss work due to an injury, accident, or serious medical condition.1 For these employees, even a minor illness can cause financial hardship, and a serious health problem or injury could be financially devastating. Unum Disability Insurance can provide a benefit to replace a portion of an employee's lost income.
You can offer three types of Disability Insurance to your employees — coverage can be employer-paid, employee-paid or shared funding.
Through return-to-work benefits and programs, Unum also helps employees come back to their jobs, saving you the cost and disruption of lost productivity — or hiring replacements.
When the time is right, we equip employees with the resources they need to prepare for their transition back to the workplace, including verifying return dates, facilitating paperwork, reimbursing for worksite modifications and more. Return-to-work resources are standard with all Unum Short and Long Term Disability Insurance plans.2
Together, these plans can offer valuable coverage that can help your employees through a disability.
This benefit can pay a portion of an employee’s compensation while they are out of work due to a covered injury, sickness or childbirth. Benefits can last for up to several weeks.
Long Term Disability Insurance coverage typically begins where Short Term Disability coverage leaves off, providing benefits for covered illnesses or injuries that have longer recovery periods. Coverage can last from several months to several years.
IDI can provide additional protection for uninsured income, making it ideal for higher salary earners and employees who rely on commissions and bonuses that might not be covered under traditional Long Term Disability Insurance.
|Short Term*||Long Term||Individual|
|Length of possible coverage payments||9-52 weeks||Benefits can be payable until retirement age||Benefits can be payable until retirement age|
|Amount that the benefit can pay||Up to 60% of your monthly income||Up to 60% of your monthly income||A higher percentage of your pre-disability earnings|
|Portability||Sometimes portable, depending on plan||Portable in most cases||Individually owned and can be ported|
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By offering both Short and Long Term Disability Insurance through Unum, the plans can work together to keep employees protected when a disability lingers. The long term policy picks up when the short term policy ends, so employees do not wind up “between plans” and face a period without income. IDI provides additional protection for employees who earn higher incomes.
Available with select Unum employee benefits plans, these services help your employees be even more prepared for challenges life might throw their way.3
Unum’s work-life balance EAP4 can help employees prepare for the unpredictable — and keep small struggles from turning into major issues. With this program, they can receive guidance and support for issues that take their attention away from your business. For applicable plans, we provide flyers and wallet cards so employees can easily access help right when they need it. And that means they can be more productive at work and home.
Even the most thorough itinerary can’t prevent lost medication, accidents or sudden illnesses. So help your employees prepare — with Unum’s worldwide emergency travel assistance5. This service is available 24/7 to employees when they travel 100 or more miles away from home, whether for work or pleasure.
Plan administrators and managers have a responsibility to stay current on employment laws and insurance guidelines. HR/BenefitsAnswersNow6 puts all the answers you need in one place. These two constantly updated online libraries contain HR compliance and benefits information.
Our simple digital claims app streamlines administration for you while making it easy for employees to enroll, make claims and get support. Help your workforce protect their finances and way of life with Unum Disability Insurance.
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THIS IS AN EXCEPTED BENEFITS POLICY. IT PROVIDES COVERAGE ONLY FOR THE LIMITED BENEFITS OR SERVICES SPECIFIED IN THE POLICY.
These policies provide disability income insurance only. They do NOT provide basic hospital, basic medical or major medical insurance as defined by the New York State Department of Financial Services. The expected benefit ratio for policy form 850 is 54%, 850-F is 61%, 851 is 60%, 851-F is 67% and FUL-21776 is 50%. This ratio is the portion of future premiums that the company expects to return as benefits, when averaged over all people with this policy.
The policies or their provisions may vary or be unavailable in some states. The policies have exclusions and limitations which may affect any benefits payable. See the actual policy or your Unum representative for specific provisions and details of availability. Applicable to policy forms C.FP-1 et.al, 850 and 851, L-21776 or FUL-21776.
Group disability: Underwritten by Unum Life Insurance Company of America, Portland, ME. In New York, underwritten by First Unum Life Insurance Company, Garden City, NY.
IDI: Underwritten by Provident Life and Accident Insurance Company, Chattanooga, TN. In New York, underwritten by Provident Life and Casualty Insurance Company, Chattanooga, TN.
Individual Short-Term disability: Underwritten by Provident Life and Accident Insurance, Chattanooga, TN. In New York, underwritten by First Unum Life Insurance Company.