Short term disability

  • Cathy StinzianoCathy Stinziano
    Member since Apr 2022

      Has anyone considered changing or dropping their short term disability benefit since EI increased sick benefits to 26 weeks?

      April 6, 2023 at 10:49
    • Stacey Wood PCPStacey Wood PCP
      Board of Advisors

        We actually don’t have an STD benefit–instead we have sick leave hours that accrue monthly from date of hire. These are available for employees to use at their discretion, with the ability to let the accrual grow to help offset short-term time off.

        April 21, 2023 at 11:16
      • Gayle Prowett PCPGayle Prowett PCP
        Member since May 2023

          I encourage our Employees to use the STD and save the EI incase the leave gets more serious or they need the EI for something else.

          May 2, 2023 at 16:23
        • Caitlin Henderson, PCPCaitlin Henderson, PCP
          Board of Advisors

            No we have not, taking the burden off of employment insurance is important. Also, the EI reduction incentive is a benefit to employers and employees.

            May 3, 2023 at 10:45
          • Kirsty MaddenKirsty Madden
            Member since Jun 2022

              We actually increased our STD not long ago. We find it helps our employees more financially as they receive a greater benefit, and there is no waiting period to obtain benefits. Also, we are able to take part in the reduced Employer EI rate because of our increased STD benefit.

              May 18, 2023 at 08:36
            • Trina Anderson, PCPTrina Anderson, PCP
              Member since Aug 2022

                No, our employees receive a greater benefit with STD and the company participates in the reduced EI program. A win, win.

                June 13, 2023 at 21:25
              • Denise BurnettDenise Burnett
                Member since Apr 2022

                  We have a very robust STD plan and more recently it is being used by more staff. It is a benefit that our staff rely on and supports our staff when they need it most.

                  August 8, 2023 at 09:44