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Educating Employees About Disability Insurance? Ask Them 5 Questions

Employers are offering more and more voluntary benefits—and workers want these benefits. A recent study showed that nearly one third of eligible employees were signing up for voluntary offerings (that’s a higher participation rate than in earlier years).  Amy Hollis is the national leader of voluntary benefits for HR consultancy Willis Towers Watson. She recently…

What Employees Need to Know About Disability Insurance?

Employers are offering more and more voluntary benefits—and workers want these benefits. A 2017 study showed that nearly one third of eligible employees were signing up for voluntary offerings (that’s a higher participation rate than in earlier years).  Amy Hollis is the national leader of voluntary benefits for HR consultancy Willis Towers Watson. She recently…

The Value of Disability Insurance as Income Security

By Gene Lanzoni, Marketing, Thought Leadership, Customer Insights The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America The ability to earn an income is essential to modern living, yet more Americans often prioritize protecting their home, car, health, and teeth over helping protect their income with insurance. When a life event that causes a disability occurs, even in…

Why Disability Insurance Matters

This article originally appeared in Human Resource Executive.  Responding to Risk Whether working in healthcare, for an insurance company, consulting with employers or running a nonprofit, the basic and vexing problem I’m trying to solve is behavior change and how, ultimately, human beings evaluate and respond to risk. The longer I work in and around employee…

Disability Insurance: A Key Part Of Paid Leave and Absence Management Plan

Absences can be hard on both an employee and employer, which is why disability insurance can be a potent addition to your benefit plan. However, there is a way to make absences easier to manage. The following tips are based on an article written for the Council for Disability Awareness blog byMarjory Robertson, assistant vice president…

How disability insurance can be part of your paid leave and absence management strategy

By Marjory Robertson, AVP & Senior Counsel and Abigail O’Connell, Senior Counsel, Sun Life Financial When employees need to step away from work — whether to welcome a new child, care for a family member, or another life event — protecting their jobs and benefits, understanding their rights, knowing whether their employers will pay part…