Long-term disability insurance gets little attention but can pay off big time
As the annual benefits enrollment season gets underway at many companies, disability coverage may be one option worth more attention.
By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News|January 17, 2018 at 04:18 AM
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“It won’t happen to me.” Maybe that sentiment explains consumers’ attitude toward long-term disability insurance, which pays a portion of your income if you are unable to work.
Sixty-five percent of respondents surveyed this year by LIMRA, an association of financial services and insurance companies, said that most people need disability insurance. But the figure shrank to 48 percent when people were asked if they believe they personally need it. The proportion shriveled to 20 percent when people were asked if they actually have disability insurance.
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