Causes of Disabilities and Why You Need Disability Insurance



Causes of Disabilities and Why You Need Disability Insurance

Disability Insurance

When you think of your assets, you probably think of tangible things like your home, car and retirement account. But, what about your ability to earn a living? At Symmetry Financial Group, we believe one of your biggest assets isn't anything you can touch or feel; it's your ability to work. If you're like a majority of Americans, it would be difficult, if not impossible, to continue meeting your monthly obligations if you were to become injured or ill and could no longer work.


Disability income insurance is a type of insurance product designed to help replace a major portion of your income if you were unable to work because of an illness or injury. For this reason, many people think of it as “paycheck protection.” Along with life insurance, disability insurance can offer the protection you need to ensure your family doesn’t lose their home or other valuable assets if the unthinkable happens.

As you go through life, your insurance needs change.


Symmetry Financial Group provides plans to keep you protected.

Why Do I Need

Disability Insurance?


Most people don't think they're at risk of becoming disabled, but according to the U.S. Social Security Administration, one in five Americans (56 million) are currently living with a physical or mental disability. Additionally, it's estimated that one in four of today's 20-year-olds will become disabled before reaching their retirement age.


Without a solid disability insurance plan, your family could be at a significant risk if something unexpected happened, especially if you contribute to monthly household bills or a mortgage (most American households rely on two incomes to pay the mortgage). Relying on Social Security Disability to protect you may not be enough: it's very difficult to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. The Social Security Administration uses a strict definition of "disability" and requires that you be unable to work in any occupation you would otherwise be qualified for based on your education, job experience and training.


Disability insurance purchased through an insurance professional generally uses an "own occupation" definition of disability rather than the "any occupation" definition used by the Social Security Administration, so proving you have a disability is less burdensome.

Why Do I Need

Universal Life Insurance?


The reasons for buying universal life insurance are almost as varied as the number of policies available for purchase.


For most people, providing a ready source of funding for grieving loved ones after death is an important consideration. When you die, will your loved ones be able to afford to pay your final expenses and debts and be able to maintain their current standard of living? If the answer is "no", it's time to explore various life insurance options to determine what makes the most sense for your situation.

How Does

Disability Insurance Work?


Like any insurance policy, you will need to apply for coverage and make regular premium payments to keep your policy in force. Disability income insurance can be purchased as a stand-alone policy, or as an added endorsement on your life insurance policy.


In the event you were to become disabled, your policy would specify how long the "elimination period" would be before benefits begin. After that elimination period, if you were still disabled and unable to work, the policy would pay you the benefit amount specified in the policy, for the length of time specified in the policy.


Your monthly disability income insurance payments during periods of disability are designed to provide you with some supplemental income during the period you are unable to work. This can help you continue paying your mortgage and other bills.

How Does

Universal Life Insurance?


Just like other forms of insurance, you'll need to apply for coverage and pay an initial premium. Once your policy is in-force, you'll need to make periodic premium payments to keep your life insurance benefits.


One of the best features of universal life insurance is the flexibility with your premium. You can pay higher premiums to add to your policy's cash value when you're able. Or, if you need to reduce the premium for a period of time, you can make adjustments to the policy to accommodate that.

Choose Symmetry For Disability Insurance

The primary benefit of disability insurance is that it can provide paycheck protection or replace a significant portion of your income if you become disabled. This means your family could continue their current standard of living, knowing that the mortgage payment or rent payment would continue to be paid, whether you were able to work or not.


While you may have some disability insurance offered through your employer, purchasing your own separate disability coverage gives you peace of mind knowing you'll have coverage even if you change jobs and lose those current employee benefits. Also, disability insurance can help you avoid the frustration and delays that can come with relying on Social Security Disability.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the advantages of Disability Insurance?

One major benefit of disability insurance is the paycheck protection it offers if you become disabled. You can feel safe knowing that your family will be able to continue paying the rent or mortgage even if you are out of work. Additionally, having this insurance on hand can be useful even if you get disability through your employer.


When you purchase your own policy, you don’t have to worry about suddenly losing coverage if you leave your current employer and get a new job. And, as discussed above, buying a disability insurance policy can help you avoid the frustration and delays that can come with relying on Social Security Disability, only to find out that you are not actually disabled in the eyes of the Social Security Administration.

Q: Can I afford Disability Insurance?

Purchasing a private disability income insurance policy, or adding disability coverage to a life insurance policy, is surprisingly affordable for most people. With the ability to choose from many carriers and products, you can tailor your policy to meet your budget and needs by adjusting the amount of coverage, the length of time payments would continue after a disability, the elimination period and other optional policy features and benefits.


Because disability insurance is a health insurance product designed to protect your income, the amount you will pay for coverage will be based on your health and lifestyle, as well as your occupation and income.

Q: Do I qualify for Disability Insurance? / What types of disabilities are covered?

All insurance carriers and disability policies are a little different, but qualifying for coverage may be easier than you think. Normally, there is no requirement for a physical exam.


Your policy will explain how "disability" is defined, and whether there are any exclusions to coverage. In general, private disability income insurance policies say that you are considered "disabled" if you are no longer able to work in your current occupation because of your physical or mental condition.

Q: When should I buy Disability Insurance?

The best time to buy disability insurance is now, while you're healthy. Don't wait until your next big bonus at work to purchase coverage; many policies can be customized to include cost-of-living adjustments, so your policy benefits will rise with your income over the years.

Would You Like to Request a Quote?

Please fill out the short form so we can provide you with the policy options

to best match your coverage and financial needs.

Would You Like to Request a Quote?

Please fill out the short form so we can provide you with the policy options

to best match your coverage and financial needs.

Would You Like to Request a Quote?

Please fill out the short form so we can provide you with the policy options

to best match your coverage and financial needs.

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Core Values

Our eight core values are the

driving force behind everything we do.



Largest Life Insurance Guide

Read our comprehensive guide to answer any life insurance questions you have.

Interactive Timeline

View our interactive timeline to

see what insurance is right for you

CONTACT US

Jim Rustman

Rustman Agency-Symmetry Financial Group

metamora, IL


Phone: (309) 518-1286

Email: rustmangroup@gmail.com

DEBT FREE LIFE

Learn more about Symmetry Financial Group’s Debt Free Life program, which

can help you get out of debt in nine

years or less without spending any additional money.



PRODUCTS

Mortgage Protection

Final Expense

Term Life Insurance

Universal Life Insurance

Disability Insurance

Critical Illness Insurance

Retirement Protection

SmartStart Insurance

WHY SYMMETRY?

Copyright © 2021 Symmetry Financial Group. All Rights Reserved. | Privacy | Site Map

“Quility” is a brand name used by the Quility family of companies. All insurance offers, solicitations, and recommendations made via this website are being made by Quility’s licensed affiliated insurance producers, Symmetry Financial Group, LLC (d/b/a Symmetry Insurance Services in California) and Jim Rustman. No offers, solicitations or recommendations are being made via this website in any state where one of those named Quility licensees does not have a license. Please see our License Page for a list of all of Symmetry Financial Group, LLC’s (d/b/a Symmetry Insurance Services in California) and Jim Rustman’s license numbers in each state.

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