Disability Plans use both a waiting period and an elimination period as well as a maximum period for which they pay benefits. All must be established in EaseCentral.
The ELIMINATION PERIOD is a period of continuous disability which must be satisfied before an employee is eligible to receive short term disability benefit payments.
- The elimination period begins on the day an employee become disabled and lasts a stated period of time.
- It is different from the plan Waiting Period, set in Eligibility.
- Is usually in days.
The MAX PAYMENT PERIOD is the maximum benefit payment period for which a benefit is payable, following completion of the Elimination Period, for any one disability.
- Max payment period is usually in weeks.
- May be set as an age limit, such as Age 65 or “until SSN retirement age”
- Review the plan summary.
- Add ELIMINATION PERIOD in days.
- Add MAX PAYMENT PERIOD in weeks.