Statistics show that people are more likely to become disabled than to die during their working years. When financial professionals and insurance brokers help their clients plan for their futures, it’s important that they discuss income protection, in addition to life, auto, health and homeowners insurance. Disability insurance insures clients will have an income source in the event they are unable to work for a period of time because of an accident or illness. Given the statistical odds of a disability happening, it’s prudent for clients to buy disability insurance coverage to protect their incomes.
Definition of Disability
Insurance brokers and financial professionals should understand and explain the definition of disability in the disability insurance policy to their potential clients; the definition of disability in a individual disability policy and a business overhead expense policy is critical because this is what determines the insured’s claim. In some disability insurance contracts, if the insured is not able to perform his or her job but he or she can work in another capacity, he or she may not be considered disabled. Disability specialists at Source Brokerage, Inc. can explain the different definitions of disability to you and ensure you provide a contract with the best definition of disability available for your client’s occupation.