• On average, disabled workers with disability income protection returned to work three months earlier than workers without protection.
  • Nearly two-thirds of workers with disability benefits said they felt better about their employer after receiving coverage.
  • Employees with disability coverage are twice as likely to stay with their employer after a disability.
  • 64 percent of workers without coverage had difficulty returning to work, compared with 52 percent of those with coverage.
  • Just 17 percent of respondents said they were completely recovered financially after one year, compared with 40 percent of respondents with "adequate" disability coverage.
  • Three-quarters of survey respondents said disability had a major or devastating effect on their emotional well-being.
  • 80 percent said disability had a major or devastating effect on their financial security.
  • Over 70 percent of workers said cost was the main reason they didn't have disability coverage.

Source: MetLife, "Everything Changed in the Blink of an Eye: Putting a Face on the Emotional and Financial Impact of Disability"

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