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May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month

May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month

May 01, 2024

Think you don’t need disability coverage? Think again. We draft a will. Create an estate strategy. And purchase life insurance. But few of us consider disability insurance – the coverage that can help us maintain our income and quality of life while we are alive.

A fate worse than death? In financial terms, maybe. Statistics from the Social Security Administration show that a 25% of Americans in their 20s may become disabled before they reach normal retirement age. Consider this – if you are disabled and cannot work, your income stops, but your expenses may not. In fact, due to the cost of medical treatment, your expenses may even increase.1

Disability insurance is issued by participating insurance companies. Not all policy types and product features are available in all states. Any obligations are dependent on the ability of the issuing insurance company to continue making claim payments.

Will the government take care of you? Many disabled people discover that they don’t qualify for state assistance. Others find that the amount or length of coverage available is not sufficient to support them.

Who should consider disability insurance? Anyone that has a non-guaranteed income that is important to their standard of living should consider disability insurance. 

How much does disability insurance cost? A good starting place is to estimate 1% to 3% of your annual salary. Depending on many factors including health, gender, age, income etc your rate could be higher or lower. 2

It may be time to start thinking about disability insurance. The reality is that it could happen to you. If it does, will your family be taken care of? Will you be prepared? May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month, so why not find out about the choices that might be available for you.

A key part of our client's financial plan is a comprehensive analysis and annual review of personal and employer disability plans.

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1., 2023

2., 2024

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