The ABE-Sponsored Disability Plans
What's the Difference?
This website contains information on both our Long-Term and Mid-Term Disability plans. For a brief overview of why the ABE-sponsored Disability Plans might be right for you and your family, click here for your free whitepaper. Here's a quick comparison of the differences:
|Plan Features||Long-Term Disability||Mid-Term Disability|
|Benefit Periods||Payable Up to Age 65||
Payable Up to:
2 Years for Sickness
5 Years for Accident
60, 90, 180 & 365 Day Waiting Periods for Member
90, 180 & 365 Day Waiting Periods for Spouse
60, 90 & 180 Day Waiting Periods for Member
90 & 180 Day Waiting Periods for Spouse
|Partial Disability||Payable up to 24 months||Payable up to 6 months|
|Rates||Based on Benefit and Waiting Period Above Click Here for Rates!||Based on Benefit and Waiting Period Above Click Here for Rates!|
|Other||COLA (Cost of Living Adjustment) available||COLA not available|
Commonly Asked Questions...
- Q. Why are the Mid-term Disability Rates Less Expensive?
- A. The Mid-term Disability rates are less expensive because of the benefit period for this plan...up to five years per accident and two years per sickness. The Long Term Disability plan is payable up to age 65 (or up to two years for disabilities beginning after age 63).
- Q. Why Does the ABE Offer Two Different Plans?
- A. The ABE offers different plans to meet your individual needs. These two plans allow Members to choose which plan or combination of plans is best for their current situation.