Short-term Disability policy


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  • Published April 7, 2020
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When employees suffer accidents or undergo illness it may become necessary for them to engage in a leave of absence on a short-term basis. Unfortunately, this is more common than it may sound; the Social Security Administration reported in 2018 that “One out of four of today’s 20-year-olds will become disabled before age 67.”

Offering short-term disability insurance for your employees enables them to remain free from worry about earning an income if they are sick or injured. This in turn makes the business an attractive employer and helps in the retention of quality talent during adverse circumstances.

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines for implementing short-term disability options for employees.


All full-time employees and employees working at least 20 hours per week are covered by this policy. It does not apply to contractors, interns, volunteers, or temporary employees.


There are no exceptions to this policy except where permitted in writing by the human resources and IT departments.

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