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Employment Development Department
Employment Development Department

Disability Insurance Elective Coverage (DIEC)

Program Information

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.

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.

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