Category Archives: "Disability Insurance"

What determines if a claim will be covered or not?

The important variables regarding claims are listed below. Not every variable matters to every type of disability insurance, but most of these are generally relevant. Was the disability unpredictable (not resulting from previously-known chronic illness)? Was the disability incurred in the course of performing job-related duties? How long is the waiting period before claim payments… More

What is an individual disability policy?

Those whose employers do not provide benefits, and self-employed individuals who desire disability coverage, may purchase their own policies on the open market. Premiums and available benefits for individual coverage vary considerably between different companies, for individuals in different occupations, and by State and Country. In general, premiums are higher for policies that provided more… More

Who needs disability insurance?

If you have a job you most likely need disability insurance. The possibility of a disabling illness or injury may seem remote, but statistics paint a different picture. Nearly one in three women can expect to suffer a disability that keeps them out of work for 90 days or longer at some point during their… More

What is disability insurance?

Disability insurance, often called disability income insurance, is a form of insurance that insures the beneficiary’s earned income against the risk that disability will make working (and therefore earning) impossible. It includes paid sick leave, short-term disability benefits, and long-term disability benefits.