Often times, people underestimate the issues they may face if theyâ€™re out of work and their paycheck stops. Income Protection coverage could be a huge helpâ€¦ if you have it.
You probably have an insurance policy in place to cover your home, your car, your liability, even your lifeâ€¦ but what about your income? Disability Insurance can help replace a portion of your paycheck if you are faced with an injury or illness that makes you unable to work. And unlike most insurance policies that pay the benefit directly to a provider or company, Disability Insurance is paid to YOU.
According to the Social Security Administration, one in four 20-year-olds will become disabled before age 67. One in five Americans (thatâ€™s over 60 million people!) live with a disability of some kind and one in ten of those disabilities is severe.
Speaking of Social Security, there are benefits there but tend to be rather modest. The average Social Security Disability Insurance payment is only about $1,165/month. Rest assuredâ€¦ You have options. Many employers that provide employee benefits offer short term and long term Disability coverage and typically at pretty competitive rates. However, there could be stricter guidelines or limitations when provided by an employer. You can also elect to purchase individual Income Protection coverage and protect a greater amount than you think.
You may not be able to predict the future but having a plan in place will make it much more pleasant for you and your family. As always, please reach out to us with any questions at (352)371-7977 or you can email Nick Deas at [email protected]. We are happy to help and want you to feel as comfortable and protected as possible.