Many Michigan employers provide a long-term disability insurance program as part of their employee benefits package. A good example of such a program is the one available to Michigan state employees. Employees of the State of Michigan have the right to enroll in a long-term disability income protection plan which is funded by the state and which provides support through an extended period of disability. In the private sector, long-term disability benefits are typically provided through an insurance company.
An ongoing battle between retirees and Wayne County, Michigan, has landed their dispute in the Michigan Supreme Court.