Disability Insurance

Disability Coverage 

A disability can have significant financial impact on a family. Not only does the income from the disabled person stop, but expenses usually increase for care. BorgWarner’s disability coverage provides you with a source of income if you are unable to work because of a non-work related short or long-term illness or injury.

Short-Term Disability

As a BorgWarner employee, you are automatically provided with Short-Term Disability coverage (or Salary Continuation) at no cost to you. Coverage begins after you have been absent from work for a specified amount of time due to a non-work-related illness or injury.  It pays a portion of your annual base pay while you are disabled. Benefits end when you recover, or after six months of disability,  whichever comes sooner. Short-Term Disability benefits vary by location. Please contact Human Resources for details.

Long-Term Disability

Long-Term Disability coverage generally picks up where Short-Term Disability left off. Benefits begin if you have been disabled for more than six months and meet the insurer’s definition of disabled. Depending on which coverage option you elect, benefits pay up to 50%  or 70% of your annual base pay (including the average of your past three years of bonus pay) until you recover or reach normal  retirement age, whichever is sooner.

Your Options

  • Long-Term Disability
    BorgWarner Provided
  • Long-Term Disability
    Optional LTD70
    (70% Annual Base Plus Bonus Earnings)

Comparing Long-Term Disability Coverage

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Comparing Long-Term Disability Coverage

Pre-existing condition limitation

Disability benefits will not be paid if your disability is caused  by, contributed to, or resulted from, a pre-existing condition.  A “pre-existing condition” is any injury or illness for which  you incurred expenses, received medical treatment, care or  services (including diagnostic services), took prescribed drugs  or medicines, or consulted a physician within three months  before your most recent effective date of insurance.
Take Action

If you become disabled, you must file a disability claim and be under the care of a physician. Contact Cigna at 1-800-362-4462 to file a claim.

A second opinion may be required at the Company expense.

Estimate your Disability Benefit Needs

You may think you have enough in savings, but that amount is usually less than what you need to pay bills and day-to-day living expenses.  To get an idea of how much you rely on your income each month, try the online disability income calculator to compare your estimated available benefit and taxability under the two plans. Please click on this link

*Please note that this tool is for illustrative purposes only. Contact your tax consultant for financial guidance.

In either long term disability plan, benefits are reduced by other income you may receive such as Social Security and/or Workers Compensation. Please see the appropriate group insurance certificate below. Cigna can advocate on your behalf to apply for Social Security benefits eligibility.