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Why Devote A Month to Disability Insurance Awareness?

Just consider the following statistics on disability... 

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More than 10% of Americans between the ages of 18 and 64 have a disability. (U.S. Census Bureau, Selected Social Characteristics in the United States: 2009)

 

8.1 Million U.S. workers receive Social Security Disability benefits as of October 2010. (SSA Beneficiary Data 10/10)

 

Nearly 90% of of disabilities aren't work-related and thus don't qualigy for workers' compensation benefits. (National Safety Council, Injury Facts, 2008 editions)

 

Applications for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits increased 21% from 2008 and ar projected to increase in 2010 as well, yet only 35% of initial SSDI applications were approved in 2009. (Social Security Administration)

 

100 Million Americans are not protected by private disability insurance(Council for Disability Awareness Long-term Disability Claims Review, 2005)

 

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Once again the LIFE Foundation has declared May Disability Insurance Awareness Month.  It's a time when the insurance industry comes together to do something about the enormous gap that exists betweens Americans' need for disability income protection and the actual coverage that they have in place.   
 
This year's theme is "PROTECT YOUR PAYCHECK".  Download the Producer Toolkit  which will help you explain the benefits of disability coverage and walk your clients through the details so they are well-prepared for the unexpected.
 
  
 
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