Disability Insurance Elective Coverage (DIEC)
The Disability Insurance Elective Coverage program was created by the California State Legislature in 1962. California became the only state to offer a state-sponsored disability insurance program to business owners and self-employed individuals on an elective basis.
Today this program serves as a safety net to those small business owners, entrepreneurs, or self-employed individuals who make up a large portion of companies doing business in California.
Eligibility and Registration Requirements
The following information is provided to assist you in understanding the eligibility and registration requirements of the DIEC program.
- Disability Insurance Elective Coverage Program (DIEC) (DE 8714CC)
- Paid Family Leave (DE 8714CF)
- Elective Coverage for Employers and Self-Employed Individuals (DE 231EC)
- Instructions for Reporting Wages and Contributions for Employers Who Have Elected Unemployment and State Disability Insurance Coverage Under Section 708(a) of the California Unemployment Insurance Code (CUIC) (DE 3F)
Apply for the DIEC Program
You may apply for the DIEC program by completing the proper application and submitting it via mail to the address on the form.
- Application for Disability Insurance Elective Coverage (DE 1378DI), if applicable (Individual Owners or Self-Employed Individuals)
- Application for Unemployment Insurance, Disability Insurance, and Paid Family Leave Elective Coverage Under Section 708(A) of the Unemployment Insurance Code (DE 1378A), if applicable (Individual Owners with an existing employer payroll tax account number)