Group Disability Income Insurance

Group Disability

Our short-term disability policies cover nonoccupational illness or injury, while long-term coverage provides 24-hour protection for on- and off-the-job incidents.1

Quick Facts

Short- and Long-term Disability
    • Noncontributory, contributory and voluntary plans
      Minimum group size: 100 eligible employees

    • Core buy-up plans
      Minimum group size: 100 eligible employees


Group disability income insurance gives employees a simple, cost-effective way to help protect against the financial impact of lost income due to a disabling illness or injury.


Advocacy-based claims model
The First Symetra claims team understands the challenges presented by a disabling illness or injury. Our Case Managers act as advocates for claimants, examining the entire scope of a person's  leave and finding resources to help with recovery. 

Return-to-work assistance  
Employees on a short- or long-term disability leave will benefit from our range of tools and services designed to help them re-enter the workforce. Whether that means helping them return to their previous position, or finding another opportunity that better matches their current capabilities, our Case Managers are focused on getting employees to a better place and back to work.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 
DisabilityGuidance® (provided by ComPsych®) includes up to five confidential sessions with a counselor, financial planner or lawyer each calendar year. These may be face-to-face meetings or phone consultations, and can be divided between the three types of professionals.
Health Care Navigation program 

Available for anyone on a covered short- or long-term disability claim, HealthChampion® engages employees in the health care process. Health care navigation specialists advise on medical care and provider options, offer guidance on health insurance claims and billing issues, and educate employees to be better consumers.
Telephonic claims intake
Employees on disability leave need income benefits as fast as possible. Our telephonic claims intake is available for all groups—even down to 100 livesand provides a quick, paperless way to start the claims process.
Online administration system
Group Online (GO) is our exclusive tool that takes most of the paper (and a lot of the time) out of administering a disability policy. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, it's a simple way to keep everything up-to-date.  


First Symetra Group Short-Term Disability Income Insurance can provide financial protection in the event that someone is unable to work due to injury or illness. Plans are offered on an employer-paid or voluntary basis.

First Symetra Group Long-Term Disability Income Insurance provides 24-hour protection for on-and off-the-job incidents through a variety of plan designs, including core buy-up and voluntary programs.  

24-hour short-term disability income insurance coverage is available, upon request.

DisabilityGuidance® and HealthChampion® are offered through First Symetra by ComPsych® Corporation; not affiliated with First Symetra National Life Insurance Company of New York. 

Group Disability Income Insurance is insured by First Symetra National Life Insurance Company of New York, New York, NY.

For more information about using GO, contact your Symetra representative.