Disability Insurance


Defining Disability Insurance: Protecting Your Financial Security

As an insurance agent dedicated to safeguarding my clients’ financial well-being, I am committed to providing comprehensive guidance on the importance and intricacies of disability insurance. Disability insurance serves as a vital financial safety net, offering protection against the potential loss of income due to an unforeseen disability or injury that renders an individual unable to work. Allow us to explain the essence of disability insurance, supplemented by factual examples to underscore its significance.

Definition of Disability Insurance:

Disability insurance, also known as income protection insurance, is a form of coverage designed to provide financial support to policyholders in the event of a disability that prevents them from performing the duties of their occupation. It offers regular income replacement payments, enabling individuals to meet their financial obligations and maintain their standard of living during periods of disability when they are unable to earn a paycheck.

Types of Disability Insurance:

There are two primary types of disability insurance:

  1. Short-Term Disability Insurance: This type of coverage typically provides income replacement for a limited duration, ranging from a few months to up to two years, depending on the policy. Short-term disability insurance is often used to bridge the gap between the onset of a disability and the commencement of long-term disability benefits, offering immediate financial support during the early stages of disability.

  2. Long-Term Disability Insurance: Long-term disability insurance offers more extensive coverage, providing income replacement for an extended period, often until retirement age, if necessary. It will offer greater financial security by ensuring continued income flow over an extended duration, offering peace of mind in the face of long-term disabilities that may permanently impact an individual’s ability to work.

Example of Disability Insurance:

Consider a scenario where a professional accountant sustains a severe back injury in a car accident, rendering them unable to perform their job duties for an extended period. In this situation, disability insurance would step in to provide regular income replacement payments, allowing the accountant to cover essential expenses such as mortgage or rent, utilities, groceries, and medical bills while focusing on their recovery without the added stress of financial insecurity.

The ability to make a living is the most important asset area missed when financial planning. 
The likelihood of illness or accident increases every year and while some illnesses and accidents are fully recoverable your income during recovery may be threatened.

If you rely on your paycheck to meet your living expenses you should look into carrying your own Disability Insurance (DI).

Disability Insurance provides replacement income for a defined period if you become too sick, or you were injured outside of work and are unable to work for an extended period. 
Even if you have group short-term disability or long-term disability through your employer your coverage may not be sufficient to cover your living expenses. 

Nearly one in three Americans will require disability insurance at some point in their careers. You are statistically more likely to be underprepared for a disruption in your pay.(1)

If you are looking for a cost-effective way to purchase affordable disability coverage with a maximum monthly benefit of $4,000 based on your income.

You can customize how much coverage you would like and for how long you would like the coverage to last.

Schedule an appointment today, the application process is simple.



1 Pew Charitable Trust, “The Role of Emergency Savings in Family Financial Security,” November 2015.