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.
Many workers have group long term disability plans through their employer, and this is certainly advantageous for most occupations. However, some occupations require a disability income policy that offers stronger protection, such as individual disability insurance for doctors. Doctors live by their skills and abilities and a disabling illness or injury can make it impossible for them to carry out the duties of their occupations, which can jeopardize their earning potential. A disabling injury or illness can lay waste all the years of education, training, and experience physicians worked so hard to build, leaving them unable to earn an income.
Nevertheless, even with the clear benefits of a DI policy, many people are still hesitant to purchase one. As their trusted advisors, your job is identify and overcome the obstacles that keep them from buying disability income protection. Whatever the obstacles may be, peace of mind is a strong motivator for everyone, without exception.
Of particular concern for doctors is the “own occupation” clause (or the lack thereof) in doctor disability insurance products, which should protect them despite working in a different job (e.g. teaching) by their choice. In working with physician clients who need disability income insurance, you can partner with an established disability insurance expert—Source Brokerage, Inc. With Source Brokerage, Inc., as your disability income partner, you can provide competitive, reasonably priced disability income policies that will provide the benefits your physician clients demand.