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 or all of their absences, and meeting paperwork deadlines and other obligations is often overwhelming. If they work for an employer without a consolidated absence approach, they also will be required to contact separate entities for different benefits and entitlements. Workers may be calling their HR team to file their Family & Medical Leave Act requests, and contacting their insurance carriers to file claims for short-term disability benefits.
In this episode of the Financial Health & Income Network, Carol Harnett from The Council for Disability Awareness, and Marjory Robertson and Abigail O'Connell from CDA member company, Sun Life Financial, discuss how disability insurance can help employers with their paid leave strategy.
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