Disability is available to all eligible employees working 20 hours or more per week.
Rates are per $100/monthly benefit.
5 years ADEA
See the Calculator for Monthly Benefit Cost
Employee can choose their benefit level, not to exceed 66.67% of earnings, choose from 5 different elimination periods (or number of days before an employee can file for the benefit) and between two different durations (how long the benefit it payments will last).
Benefits Summary for Disability
Definition of Disability
One who, because of an illness or injury, is unable to perform all the material duties of his/her regular occupation; and who, after receiving monthly benefits for 24 months, is unable to perform all the material duties of any occupation for which he/she may reasonably become qualified based on education, training or experience. An employee engaged in any occupation for pay or profit is not considered to be disabled.
Plan 1 Maximum Benefit Period
The following table shows Social Security Normal Retirement Age/SSNRA
||66 & 2 mo.
||65 & 2 mo.
||66 & 4 mo.
||65 & 4 mo.
||66 & 6 mo.
||65 & 6 mo.
||66 & 8 mo.
||65 & 8 mo.
||66 & 10 mo.
||65 & 10 mo.
For a disability which starts on or after you reach age 60, the maximum period of payment will be determined according to the following table age at disability and maximum period.
|| 12 mo.
Plan 2 Maximum Benefit Period
|Age at Disability
||Max Benefit Period
|65 – 69
||to age 70
but not less than 1 year
|70 and over
Choose the Monthly Benefit up to 66.67% of salary/maximum of $7,500/mo. in $100 increments
Choose the number of days you must be out of work before you become benefit eligible. Options are 14, 30, 60, 90 or 180 days. You must use sick leave before the insurance benefit.
Choose between two benefit periods: 5 years ADEA or to age 65 SSNRA* (See table below).
Maternity Benefits: Paid the same as for an illness
Integration of Benefits: The benefit amount is reduced by other income payable for that same disability (Sick Leave, Workers Compensation, other group disability insurance and employer or government retirement benefits, including State Merit disability benefits). However, the minimum monthly benefit is $200.
Survivor Benefits: If you are disabled for 90 days and a monthly benefit is payable at the time of your death, your survivor will receive a lump sum of 3 months benefit.
Pre-existing Conditions / Exclusions
Employees who choose to enroll or increase their benefit amount will be subject to pre-existing limitations as defined below.
Pre-existing Condition: Any condition, including pregnancy, for which medical advice, care, diagnosis or treatment was recommended or received, or for which prescription drugs were taken, within 3 months before coverage begins, will not be covered for 12 months.
Exclusions: Benefits are not paid to a disabled employee who is not under the care of a licensed physician, or whose disability is the result of a self-inflicted injury, or an act or hazard of declared or undeclared war. Disabilities caused by pre-existing conditions are not covered, unless the disability begins more than 12 months after the effective date of coverage.
Intake Brochure – This document provides information on how an employee and the employer can contact NewYork Life to initiate a Disability claim, and also provides an overview of the claims process.
Online: myNYLGBS.com Register Your Account First. Then choose Coverage>Disability (print your confirmation page)
By Phone: 888.842.4462 7AM – 7PM CST
Questions about Leave?
Please contact Sandra Baxter by phone: 478-765-8558 or email: email@example.com
Frequently Asked Questions about filing claims