Rethink disabilities.

16 May

May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month.

Chances are, if you live long enough, you will most likely experience a disability in your lifetime.
That’s why disability insurance is so important. It provides a portion of your income if you’re unable to work. In fact, you can also call it income insurance. More>>

Insurers, Distributors Keep Up Disability Insurance Awareness Fight

11 May

Life Happens and other groups are trying to remind consumers — and insurance agents, and retirement planners — that just about all positive financial decisions depend on a worker’s ability to earn a paycheck.

Life Happens is offering financial professionals and other campaign supporters access to a free package of education support materials, including flyers, brochures and social media-friendly graphics. More>>

7 Truths About Disability Insurance

9 May

May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month.

What’s your most valuable asset? You may say your home, your retirement fund or even your car. Or perhaps you’d say family, friends or health. You wouldn’t be wrong. However, we often overlook one essential asset—you and your ability to earn an income and take care of your family. Consider the following seven truths about protecting your income. More>>

5 Things New Physicians Must Know About Individual Disability Insurance

4 May

In the next few months, a new class of medical students will graduate and enter into their residency or fellowship programs.

As they prepare for the beginning of their careers, many establish relationships with a financial advisor to protect the investment of time and money they have made in their education that should eventually reward them with long and lucrative careers.

One way you can help your medical resident clients solidify their financial plan is by offering income protection through individual disability insurance. More>>

Here’s the Type of Insurance You’ll Need at Each Stage of Life, Experts Say

2 May
What type of insurance should you have at different stages of your life? When asked, financial advisors pointed to disability and life insurance as the most important kind of coverage at any stage, as they apply throughout our lives. In addition, advisors discussed often overlooked considerations for different points in your adult life. Here’s a look at some age-specific insurance advice, from your days at university to your golden years of retirement. More>>

16 Commonly Misunderstood Insurance Words

7 Jun

Underwriting, premiums, contestability period—terms like these can make insurance words seem like a foreign language.

Fortunately, a good insurance professional can help you make sense of it all. So can the definitions below. We explained them in recognition of Financial Literacy Month. Read on to understand some commonly misunderstood insurance words. More>>

How Should I Manage My Disability Insurance Policy

31 May

It’s a good idea to review your disability insurance whenever you experience a big life change. That’s because the need to protect your future income stream becomes more urgent when new people depend on your earnings or you take on (or pay off) debt. Life changes that should trigger a disability insurance review include: More>>

How Disability Insurance Can Help You Protect What Matters Most

24 May

As we begin to transition out of the pandemic, it’s important to consider steps that can help provide you and your loved ones a more stable financial future. Just consider that 41% of U.S. employees are living paycheck to paycheck right now, and the same number of employees don’t feel in control of their finances, according to MetLife’s 2021 U.S. Employee Benefit Trends Study.

To change course, employees should consider reviewing the benefits their employers offer, including disability insurance, which offers a vital source of income protection that may help cover essential living costs such as food, clothing and mortgage payments in the event you are unable to work due to a qualifying physical or mental health condition. More>>

5 Ways Disability Insurance Kept Life Normal for This Athlete

17 May

At 47, this Olympic-caliber runner, athlete, businessman, husband and father found out he has Parkinson’s disease. So much in his life has changed in the years since he’s been living with this degenerative disease. But one thing hasn’t: his financial well-being. He credits disability insurance with making that possible. More>>

9 Concepts to Eliminate from Disability Insurance Sales Conversations

12 May

Poet William Butler Yeats once said to “think like a wise man, but communicate in the language of the people.” While it’s true that the right verbiage and empathetic delivery may show clients, you understand their unique reality and circumstances, even the most well-spoken and expert insurance professionals can’t guarantee a disability insurance (DI) sale. More>>