MetLife has launched a short-term disability plan designed for worksite enrollment opportunities.

The plan is 100% employee-paid and its features include guaranteed issue coverage, the ability for employees to pay for coverage via payroll deduction, and auto-portability, so the employee does not need to fill out any forms to keep the coverage if he/she changes jobs.

Meredith Ryan-Reid, senior vice president, group voluntary and worksite benefits, MetLife, said: "This offering fills a need in the market for a simple, affordable short-term disability solution. We created this product in response to our research that showed that guided enrollment and educational tools help employees make more informed benefits decisions about their personal income protection needs."

Ryan-Reid added: "The MetLife Worksite Short Term Disability Plan can be easily added alongside other products, such as accident insurance, critical illness or hospital indemnity,"

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