Help make sure you get paid, even if you’re too hurt or sick to work.
Accidents are NOT usually the culprit of disability. Back injuries, cancer, heart disease, and other illnesses cause the majority of long-term absences from work.1 In the event of one of these occurrences, you want to ensure that your paycheck is protected.
Sooner or later, no work means no paycheck—which is where the NEA Income Protection Insurance Plan comes in. It’s disability income insurance that helps replace part of your paycheck when you can’t work yourself.
- It provides a monthly benefit when you’re disabled by a covered accident or illness—so you can pay your bills without relying on college and retirement funds.
- It pays benefits whether you’re totally or partially disabled. And in many cases, payments are completely tax-free.2
- It pays benefits during pregnancy, when your doctor puts you on bed rest or orders medical leave.
- It pays benefits directly to you, so you can use the money for whatever you need.
- It pays your NEA dues—and waives your premiums—when you’re disabled for six months or more. Premiums are waived during NEA-supported strikes, too.3
Be prepared and protect your family’s future.
Help secure it with the NEA Income Protection Insurance Plan. This exclusive program is available only to NEA members who are actively employed in the field of education 15 or more hours per week—and it’s easy to apply with just a few clicks.
- Choose the size of your monthly benefit in $100 increments, up to two-thirds of your regular salary, or $6,000 (whichever is less).
- Choose benefits that begin on the 8th, 15th, 31st or 91st day of disability due to a covered accident or illness (in most states).
- Choose Short-Term Disability (STD) or Long-Term Disability (LTD) protection. STD pays benefits up to a maximum of two years (depending on your age when benefits begin). LTD pays benefits up to age 67 or longer.
For current account information, please contact:
For claims questions, please call:
Income you receive from other sources can reduce the benefits you receive through this plan; please login or register to view complete plan details. This plan is not available in Colorado or North Carolina.
1 Council for Disability Awareness: Chances of Disability. Web. 19 Dec. 2016.
2 Benefits are tax-free when premiums are paid with after-tax dollars. Consult your tax adviser for details.
3 Restrictions apply; login or register to learn more.
4 Source: Nielsen “Saving, Spending and Living paycheck to paycheck.” July 28, 2015.
5 Source: Council for Disability Awareness: 5 Reasons Why Millennials Should Care About Disability Insurance; February 2016.
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