BENEFIT PLANS FOR LIFE
Your most valuable asset is your ability to earn an income. Should you or your spouse experience a serious illness or injury, how would the loss of income impact you? In addition to your day-to-day living expenses, a disabling injury can also lead to additional expenses, such as increased medical and household costs.
To protect against financial hardship, anyone who earns money — whether single or married, with children or without — should consider a personal disability income insurance policy. When selecting coverage, you will want to consider the following policy features:
- Definition of disability: Some policies pay benefits if you are unable to perform the duties of your regular occupation, while others pay only if you can engage in no gainful employment at all. Some policies also pay benefits if you become ill or injured and are unable to earn a specified percentage of your income. Understanding how a disability is defined will help you to select a policy that best suits your needs.
- Amount of income: This amount varies by policy, but a policy that pays 50 to 60 percent of your monthly salary (not including bonuses or commission) is the most common and most affordable option. It’s best to first evaluate your other sources of income to determine the amount of disability income coverage that you will need.
- Length of benefit period: You can choose to receive benefits that are payable from one year, two years, five years or to retirement age. Opting for coverage that lasts through age 65 affords the best protection against an injury or illness that permanently removes you from the workforce.
By working with Peoples First Insurance we can help you select personal insurance coverage that complements your financial plan and provides the security that you need.
Call us today at 850.770.7047 to learn more about our Life and Disability insurance solutions.