An Act to Encourage Maine Employers to Offer and Employees to Enroll in Disability Income Protection Plans in the Workplace

Maine

“This bill authorizes an employer to provide its employees a group disability income protection plan, which is a group policy instituted by an employer that provides income benefits to an employee who is unable to work for an extended period of time because of sickness or an accident. The group disability income protection plan may be either a short-term plan offering at least 6 months of benefits or a long-term plan offering at least 24 months of benefits. The premium paid by an employee for participation in an employer-sponsored group disability income protection plan is considered a premium that the employee has agreed to pay, as long as certain conditions are met.”

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Legislation
Systems: 
  • Other
Topics: 
  • 14(c)/Income Security
Other: 
  • State of Maine
Date Enacted: 
01/01/2017
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