The world of disability insurance isn’t exactly known for snappy names for its products and features. Take “own-occupation disability insurance.” What is that, exactly? We’re here to help translate some of the terminology so you know what it is, and whether you need it. What Own-Occupation Disability Insurance is All About The first thing you…
There is often a false sense of security that comes from the assumption that many, or even most, disabilities would be covered by worker’s comp. In fact, less than five percent of disabling accidents and illnesses are work-related.
Are your disability benefits taxable? Generally speaking, if your employer pays for the policy, your disability benefits are taxable, and must be reported to the IRS as income. If you pay the policy premiums, you don’t have to pay taxes on it again.
Many people, even those convinced disability insurance is a great idea, just don’t know what to expect from disability insurance rates. That’s largely because it’s not easy to simply throw out a number—rates very person to person, depending on the circumstances.
Many families grapple with how to cover unpaid family leave without causing serious damages to the family’s finances. Fortunately, there are steps you can take in order to protect your income if you’re thinking about starting—or expanding—your family.
Now there are alternative solutions to the traditional disability insurance coverage mindset. Newer plans incorporate wellness and rehabilitation into the disability process, and encourage employees to take a more active role in their well-being, recovery and return to work
When people become disabled, dealing with finances can be incredibly stressful. And, as the newly disabled begin to look at their budget in this changed landscape, one of the first questions is often, “What does Social Security disability pay?” The answer: It depends. Getting Social Security Disability Pay First you need to know whether you’ll even qualify for Social Security disability…