Disability General Information
What would you say is your biggest asset? You might think it’s your car, home or maybe your investment portfolio. In reality, it’s likely your ability to work and earn an income. So, what would happen if due to an illness or injury you were unable to work? How long would you be OK before financial difficulties set in? That’s where disability insurance comes in. It provides you with a portion of your income if an illness or injury prevents you from working and earning a living.
Remember, everyday expenses like mortgage or rent payments, utility bills, credit card bills and more do not stop even if you can’t work. And medical bills from an illness or injury can often make a bad situation even worse. Disability insurance can help cover this and more.
You may have disability insurance through your employer. This is a nice benefit to have, but it may not be enough. And remember, the coverage ends if your employment there does. Talk with your benefits administrator to find out what kind of coverage you have and the duration.
Having an individual policy that you purchase and own is typically the most flexible and reliable way to get disability insurance coverage. An insurance professional can help you navigate all the options available, from length and amount of coverage, to getting a policy that covers your occupation, to making sure it is budget friendly.