Chas: I think that the title itself gives one an indication that as an advisory piece, this article falls short.
Employers can not legally terminate an employee’s benefits….whether or not he or she is disabled…..period.
It’s a question that can be a difficult one for many employers.
Should benefits continue until long-term disability payments terminate?
Regardless of the policies in place, it’s important for employers to evaluate each case based on their own circumstances before terminating someone.
Can an organization choose to stop providing health and dental benefits for someone in poor health with high drug costs?How would providing health and dental coverage to all employees with disabilities until they reach the termination age of the long-term disability plan affect the sustainability of the benefits program?Read: How to successfully reintegrate a returning worker from disability leave With the rising costs of prescription drugs and an aging workforce, it’s an area that’s ripe for a thoughtful review.The Scottish Public Pensions Agency (SPPA) is an Agency of the Scottish Government.Its principal role is to administer the pensions for employees of the National Health Service, Teachers', Police and Firefighters' schemes in Scotland.