A Disability Definition that Matters


Why is a disability definition so important?

When a physician or dentist is seriously ill or injured, a particular definition really matters: their plan’s definition of disability. 

In the employee benefits industry, plans can use a very broad definition, called Own Occupation. This broad definition can mean that although a physician cannot perform his specialty, he can still perform as a physician in general, and can thus be denied disability status.


See how SunLife handles disability definitions.