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What are important features to look for in a disability insurance policy?
When choosing a disability insurance policy, look for a policy that is non-cancelable. This prevents the insurance provider from canceling the policy or changing the terms as long as you keep making your payments. Seek an "own occupation" policy, which provides benefits if you can't continue to work in the job you held the prior to becoming disability.
What is long-term disability insurance?
Long-term disability insurance is disability coverage that provides income over a period of several years. This type of disability insurance can be of tremendous assistance with an illness of injury that prevents you from working for several years, or from reentering the workforce.
How much disability insurance is necessary?
You should get enough disability insurance to cover monthly living expenses. Consider expenses such as rent or mortgage, and monthly grocery bill. Deduct the spending reductions that would come from being absent from work. These include commuting expenses and lunch expenses from eating out. It's generally recommended to get a policy that covers at least 60 percent of your salary.
What is group disability insurance?
Group disability insurance is a single policy that covers a large group of people. Group disability insurance is typically offered by employers, schools, professional associations, and trade groups. Relative to an individual disability insurance policy, group disability coverage can offer tremendous cost savings.
What types of disabilities does disability insurance cover?
Short-term disability insurance covers long illnesses, disabling injuries, and the birth of a child. With long-term disability insurance, a broad assortment of illnesses and conditions are covered, and common claims include cancer, injuries, poisoning, mental disorders, heart attacks, osteoarthritis, and back pain.