Barry Lundquist

Barry Lundquist

Barry Lundquist’s professional background includes over 35 years of insurance industry operations, sales and executive experience at Paul Revere, Provident and Unum. In 2000, Barry founded consulting firm Eastport Marketing Group to help insurance companies and distributors improve results. Since May of 2009, Barry has served as president of the nonprofit Council for Disability Awareness, located in Portland, Maine.

May 20, 2014

Let’s Get the Facts Straight on Disabilities and the Need for Disability Insurance

When asked if they know someone who has become disabled, the most common response is “no.” Yet, over 8.9 million American workers, over 5% of the workforce, are receiving Social Security Disability Insurance benefits today, and SSDI is difficult to qualify for. If we change the question to: “Do know someone who has had cancer, a bad back or heart problems,” the response invariably becomes “yes.” One of the most enduring myths about disability is the average working American’s assumption that disabilities are most likely to be caused by an accident.

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May 31, 2011

Got Your Head in the Sand When It Comes to a Disability?

Workers starting out today are projected to have about a three in 10 chance of experiencing a long-term disability during their working years. Yet, despite such daunting odds, nearly 70% of America’s workforce has no private disability insurance. In conducting a recently released consumer research project entitled “The Disability Divide,” the Council for Disability Awareness […]

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