Individual Disability Insurance is a great idea. It is Insurance designed to replace anywhere from 40-60% of your gross income on a tax-free basis should you become Sick or Ill and keeps you from earning an income. All policies are different and it is very detailed so you can’t really shop online for it. You have to contact an Insurance Broker to find out exactly what you need and expect from the policy. If you work in an office, your premiums will most likely be lower than an Iron worker and vise versa. There is Own Occupation which is the most comprehensive you can get. There are other policies like Income Replacement and Gainful Occupation that pay less but that is the best reason to call someone and discuss your options. No one expects to become Disabled, but it happens and there is Insurance for it. You can also use riders to Life Insurance policies and Annuity contracts that can accomplish the same coverage.
Jack Fleming – Ins. Broker
There are first some basic fundamentals about insurance.
The first one is that Insurance is by definition the method
of reduction of risk by spreading the risk to many people.
There is a law of large numbers that is applicable for any
Insurance to work. The Insurance companies use mortality
tables and actuaries keep detailed data on Health trends as
well as Life expectancy. So therefore If you are one person
looking for specific type of Insurance, then you might have
a very high premium. However if you are just like or very
similar to a large group of people seeking Insurance for
a common thing like Life Insurance, then your premiums
will be lower. Health Insurance is based mostly on Family
history and risks that are known, either by you answering
a question on the application, or from past Dr. visits and
past medical history. So if 7 people from your family have
all passed away from Heart Disease, then expect your
premiums to be higher. The most important thing with
any Insurance policy is to have a great agent. You can find
one at Comrade Financial Group. Then once you get a
policy, read, read, read and then ask plenty of questions.
Just remember that no question is a stupid questions. It’s
your Life, It’s your Health so step up and educate yourself.
Thanks again for supporting my agency and my blog and I
will be happy to answer any questions that come my way.
Jack Fleming Ins. Broker