Disability Insurance

  • Unum Research Highlights Key Challenges For New Parents
    Unum Research Highlights Key Challenges For New Parents

    New resource helps guide moms and dads through the parental leave process

    During a time of the year when the nation celebrates mothers and fathers, new research from employee benefits leader Unum (NYSE: UNM) spotlights some of the struggles parents can face at work.
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  • Only 20% of Consumers Own Disability Insurance Despite Almost Half Saying They Need It
    Only 20% of Consumers Own Disability Insurance Despite Almost Half Saying They Need It

    The average 20 year-old has a 25% chance of disability before they retire

    According to LIMRA research, paying for basic living expenses if one becomes disabled is one of the top five financial concerns consumers have, but 8 in 10 consumers don’t own disability insurance.
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  • Disability & Financial Wellness
    Disability & Financial Wellness

    Understanding the 'cruel irony' that financial stress may affect the incidence of a disability

    Americans across the socioeconomic spectrum face numerous barriers to financial wellness, affecting everything from  the quality of their child care to planning for retirement. In addition, most have inadequate levels of savings, making it difficult if not impossible to cover financial emergencies—whether that means a $400 car repair or a $1,500 medical bill.
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  • Just 4 in 10 Employees Are Protecting their Paychecks
    Just 4 in 10 Employees Are Protecting their Paychecks

    Many don't have disability coverage because their employers do not offer it

    Roughly 4 in 10 working Americans (41%) report they have employer-sponsored disability insurance coverage, according to a new survey conducted online by The Harris Poll on behalf of OneAmerica®.
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  • Stressing Certainty in an Uncertain Time
    Stressing Certainty in an Uncertain Time

    Disability: It isn’t just a policy, it's a promise

    by Jim McGovern

    Disability insurance goes to the very heart of securing the financial future for so many working Americans, at all income levels. Employers who are in the know count on what we do for paycheck protection ─ to ensure their employees can help maintain their standard of living and that of their families in the event…
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  • Research Reveals Companies Are Struggling to Support Employees as New Workplace Trends Emerge
    Research Reveals Companies Are Struggling to Support Employees as New Workplace Trends Emerge

    Study: Low confidence in employers’ ability to address issues like remote workers, family care and drug addiction

    Study: Low confidence in employers’ ability to address issues like remote workers, family care and drug addiction New research from The Standard’s Absence and Disability Readiness Index. April 10, 2019 — PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Emerging workplace trends like remote employees and “gig” economy workers, as well as health issues including family and elder care and drug…
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  • The New ‘Wow’ Employee Benefit
    The New ‘Wow’ Employee Benefit

    Innovative new program uses 401(k) employer matching dollars to pay student loan debt.

    Student loan debt is having a tremendous impact on millennials’ lives. It is influencing where employees work, and how they live and spend their money. College graduates with student loans want help from employers tackling this issue.
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  • The State Of Employee Health And Talent Management Today
    The State Of Employee Health And Talent Management Today

    Companies' report cards on absence and disability management practices reveal below-average grades

    Sixty percent of employers earned a grade of C, D or F for their efforts to manage employee absence and disability in the workplace, according to the new Absence and Disability Readiness Index created by Standard Insurance Company.
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  • Part-Time Nation
    Part-Time Nation

    The “Gig Economy” leaves some working Americans financially vulnerable

    In recent years, a greater number of working Americans have left the 9-to-5 career path for the “gig economy,” taking on part-time, contingent, or independent contractor positions. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the proportion of the U.S. workforce employed part-time (i.e., less than 35 hours per week at any one employer) has increased…
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  • Unique Dining Experience in Dallas Serves Up Awareness for Disability Employment
    Unique Dining Experience in Dallas Serves Up Awareness for Disability Employment

    Individuals with disabilities prove they are ready, willing and able to work

    The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS), with support from Voya Financial® (Voya), are advocating for equal rights for all individuals with Down syndrome through a unique dining experience known as C21.
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  • Voya Financial Promotes Disability Inclusion at NYSE Event
    Voya Financial Promotes Disability Inclusion at NYSE Event

    Delivering a message of 'inclusion'

    Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), reinforced its commitment to disability inclusion in the workplace as co-sponsor of a recent symposium entitled “Getting to Equal: The Disability Inclusion Initiative.”
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  • The Demographics of Disability
    The Demographics of Disability

    2018’s Best & Worst Cities for People with Disabilities

    With October being National Disability Employment Awareness Month and the average monthly Social Security disability benefit at only $1,065.73, barely enough to keep an individual out of poverty, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018’s Best & Worst Cities for People with Disabilities as well as accompanying videos.
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  • Support Programs and Human Interaction Help Bring Employees Back to Work Faster After Disability Leave
    Support Programs and Human Interaction Help Bring Employees Back to Work Faster After Disability Leave

    Study: Comprehensive disability management programs can boost efforts around employee recruitment, retention and financial well-being

    Employees with health conditions are inevitable in the workplace. But in its Employee Disability Leave study, Standard Insurance Company (The Standard) found that, despite this common occurrence, the way many employers handle their employees’ health conditions can negatively affect productivity, time out of office and overall employee experience.
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