Injuries at your place of work will be covered by workman’s compensation but what happens if you have an employee that is suddenly injured off the job? The first thing they will want to know is if they’ll have income while off the job. This is when a short term disability program is able to help.
Short term disability is a type of insurance that pays a percentage of an employee’s salary for a specified amount of time, if they are ill or injured, and cannot perform the duties of their job. Coverage usually starts any-where from one to 14 days after your employee suffer a condition that leaves them unable to work.
Many times, employees will need to use sick days before their short term disability kicks in especially if it’s an illness that keeps them out of work for an extended period of time. This is why there is usually a different policy for short term disability for sickness versus an injury.