Large Group Long-Term Disability Insurance
Large Group Long-Term Disability Insurance replaces a percentage of your employees' pre-disability earnings up to a maximum benefit on a monthly basis. It provides benefits up to Social Security Normal Retirement Age with Standard ADEA Grading and is available to you if you have ten or more employees.
Maximum monthly benefits are provided up to $25,000 depending upon the number of insured employees and the industry of your business.
The premium rate you pay to insure your employees is guaranteed to remain the same for at least one year. Depending on the industry of your business and the number of employees insured, your premium rate may be guaranteed as long as three years.
Disability benefits are available through a Large Group Long-Term Disability insurance policy for employees with a partial disability. No total disability is ever required for benefits.
The beginning date indicates the length of time an insured must be disabled before benefits begin to accrue. For a Large Group Long-Term Disability insurance policy, there are five to choose from: 31, 61, 91, 181 and 366 days. The number of days your employees wait before the beginning date of their benefits accrual includes the days they were disabled or partially disabled.
After 12 months of disability, the monthly benefit is adjusted to reflect any increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers compared to the year the disability began. The adjustment is capped at a maximum of 4% or 8%, compounded annually. This optional benefit is redetermined every year on the anniversary of the disability and will continue for the full benefit duration.
This important feature allows all eligible employees to extend disability coverage if for specific reasons their coverage terminates. Employees must be insured under your plan for at least one year on the date insurance ends to be eligible.
We don't just approve and deny claims. We appoint benefits analysts who will pick up the phone and call the insured and develop a working relationship. Our analysts are fully capable of evaluating and properly adjusting all disability claims.
Our claims procedures are sound and efficient. We go above and beyond to track your claim experience and work with you to implement loss control techniques. We have well established and effective programs in place to help claimants receive Social Security disability benefits. And most importantly, we provide in-house and outside vendor vocational assistance to help claimants return to work.
Employees will not be covered for a disability caused by a pre-existing condition. A pre-existing condition is a mental or physical condition for which an employee has consulted a physician or practitioner, received medical treatment or services, or taken prescribed drugs or medications at any time during the pre-existing condition period.
The amount of benefits provided depends upon the plan selected. Premiums will vary with the amount of benefits selected. Policies do have exclusions, limitations and may have reduction of benefits.
For costs and complete details of the coverage, call your Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Representative.