PROTECTING YOUR INCOME,

YOUR MOST IMPORTANT ASSET,

MUST BE A MAJOR PRIORITY!

 

INCOME REPLACEMENT

DISABILITY INSURANCE

Real Life Stories, Valerie King - Disability Insurance Saves a Family—Twice

Life Happens

Your Paycheck Makes Lifestyle Possible!

21st Century Innovative Income Replacement

GET PAID WHEN YOU HAVE TO LEAVE WORK TO CARE FOR A DISABLED CHILD, PARENT OR SPOUSE WITH A SERIOUS HEALTH CONDITION

This new plan includes a new long term disability plan that includes an innovative Family Care benefit.

It provides a monthly benefit for an income loss of 20 percent or greater, reducing the financial impact of income loss and medical expenses when caring for a family member.

 

Recent research shows the need for benefits that help individuals faced with caring for seriously ill family members:

  • 23 percent of adults ages 45 to 64 care for an aging adult;

  • About one in five caregivers report experiencing financial strain as a result of providing care.

 

Source: Caregiving in the US; National Alliance of Caregiving

and  AARP Public Policy Institute; June 2015.

TYPES OF INCOME REPLACEMENT

DISABILITY INSURANCE

 

Short-Term Disability Insurance

 

Provides Income Replacement for any one disabling medical event for specified period of time  - 3, 6, 12, 18, or 24 months

 

Availability of Short-Term Disability Insurance

  • Group plans through the workplace

  • Individual plans through the workplace

  • Individual plans directly from the private market

 

Typical Applications

  • Personal - Income replacement

Most Common Triggers for Filing a Short-Term Disability Claim

  • Happy times: Starting a family and having a new baby.

  • Inconvenient times: Injury while playing sports.

  • Life taking its toll: Back pain, depression, or other mental disorders.

  • Major accidents or life-changing diagnoses (i.e., diabetes or cancer).

Long-Term Disability Insurance

Provides extended periods of income replacement beyond that provided by Short-Term Disability insurance plans.

Typical period of coverage for any one disabling medical event - 2 years, 5 years, to age 65

 

Availability of Long-Term Disability Insurance

  • Group plans through the workplace

  • Individual plans through the workplace

  • Individual plans directly from the private market

 

Typical Applications

  • Personal - Income replacement

  • Business - Owner funding for Buy-sell agreements

  • Funding for Key Person losses

  • Owner BOE (Business Operating Expenses) coverage

Most Common Triggers for Filing a Long-Term Disability Claim

  • Back problems,

  • Other joint and soft tissue pain

  • Cancer, Heart disease or Strokes

  • Mental Health

An Important Notice About Group Disability Plans Offered Through Your Workplace

With few exceptions, group disability insurance plans provided through the workplace are NOT transferable or portable.  If you leave your employment, you will likely lose your coverage!

Some individual plans like those offered by supplemental carriers such as Aflac are 100% portable for the individual.

What If I Have Two Incomes?

Many people have two or more jobs or they work for a company and also have a separate business from which they generate an income.  The separate company may eventually become their primary source of income.

 

Workplace group plans usually cover only the income earned by the insured's employment.  

 

If the individual experiences a disabling medical event and can’t work at either, this will also leave a gap that will impact their financial viability!

If they leave the company, for any reason, they lose their their coverage for income replacement.

The solution is a separate income replacement insurance plan that is based on both sources of incomes.

FIND OUT HOW INCOME REPLACEMENT CAN WORK FOR YOU

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Sterling Secure, Inc.

Saint Paul, Minnesota USA