Disability Insurance To Protect Your Way Of Life

Posted by Nick Niesen on October 29th, 2010

The idea of being sick, out of work, and inmobile real stinks, but hey, stuff happens. And that's precisely why you may want to consider purchasing disability insurance. What if an ordinary spin down the strip on a sunny day leaves you twisted up like a pretezel and being cut from the wreckage of a mangled VW Beetle? How will you support yourself and family? Do you have enough money saved to cover three or four months worth of rent, ultilities, and credit card bills? What if you are unable to work for a whole nine months, or even a year? Would you still be able to foot the bill of your monthly cost of living then?

Disability insurance is designed to replace a portion of your income should you become unable to work do to sickness or injury. Disability insurance benefits have historcially covered approximately 45% to 65% of your gross income. Although this varies depending upon the insurance carrier and the benefits that you are entitled to, as stipulated by your policy. Disability insurance companies and the policies that they draw up in representation of the clients can be as different as night and day.

There are several options and terms to evaluate in an effort to settle on the most important factor of determining the insurance carrier to purchase the disability insurance coverage from. Take this seriously-you'll want to select a disability insurance company that will be there when/if you need them. And be sure that each company give you a fresh earful on just what they define as "disabled."

Upon researching and finally settling on a disability insurance carrier, ask for disability insurance quotes of the various options available. Disability insurance generally falls into one of two categories: short term disability and long tern disability. Short term disability is generally defined as an illness or injury that keeps you from work for up to six months. Long term disability is coverage for injury or illness related income loss that commences at one year of disability.

Here are a few questions to ask your disability insurance carrier:

? Is the insurance short term or long term?
? When does the disability insurance coverage begin?
? What is the amount of the benefits?
? How long does the insurance coverage lasts?
? How are claims paid?
? and Can the disability insurance coverage been renewed once it has been used once already?

Disability insurance protection will remove the inability of being ill and put the ability back into paying the bills. Look at it as insurance to protect your way of life; the way of life you are accustom to.

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