Offer Disability Insurance on a Voluntary Basis to Provide Your Employees and Their Families Peace of Mind During a Time of Need
- Posted by Laura Martin
- On November 19, 2020
Health insurance only covers medical costs when an employee is faced with a serious illness or injury, not the loss of income.
Without a paycheck, a serious health problem or injury can be financially devastating. Offering disability insurance on a Voluntary basis can be the most cost-effective way and tax efficient way to provide your employees and their families the peace of mind during a time of need. Disability benefits are tax free if the premiums are paid for on a post tax basis.
The possibility of becoming disabled is very real for working Americans, and so are the financial consequences and costs associated with employee absence. Having adequate savings account to cover these unexpected expenses is difficult to obtain, therefore when savings is not always enough, disability benefits help cover what matters most.
Unless offered through their employer, most adults have little, if any, disability insurance coverage. For employers, lost time on the job due to a disability can significantly impact workplace productivity and profitability. Disability coverage is one of the most affordable and valuable employee benefits offered, regardless of company size.
Consider these statistics:
- Over 39 million Americans suffer injuries and seek medical help each year, according to a study conducted by the National Safety Council
- Based on LIMRA’s 2017 Insurance Barometer Study, more than half of U.S. consumers worry they would not be able to support themselves if they became disabled and couldn’t work.
- An Unum study found that when employees are pleased with their benefits, they tend to have higher levels of job satisfaction, employee engagement and workplace loyalty.
Additionally, 47% of survey employees understand their company’s disability offerings. This number drops even lower among the millennial generation. OneDigital can design a simple plan that is flexible enough to meet your group’s needs and budget. We have exclusive rate guarantees, premium discounts and in some cases assured minimum coverage amounts due to our close relationships with top insurance companies. We can also help you with communicating these products and their importance to your employees when it comes time to enroll.
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