The Short Term Disability benefit under your group insurance plan qualifies for an EI premium rate reduction – i.e. a lower employer EI rate!

The following illustration will give you an idea of the savings available if you apply for the premium rate reduction:

In 2015, the employee EI premium for an individual earning $500 per week is $9.40, with the regular employer premium being $9.40 X 1.4 = $13.16.

With the full premium rate reduction, the employer EI premium rate factor is reduced from 1.4 to 1.224 (times the employee EI premium) – $9.40 X 1.224 = $11.50.

That is a total savings of $1.66 per employee per week or approximately $7.19 per employee per month!

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