Everyone who needs their income to survive financially, which is most everyone that works for a living, needs to protect that income. The risk of loss—and the value of the potential loss—are simply too high to ignore at any age.
May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month, so help spread the word about disabilities and the importance of disability insurance. Below are statistics and information that are “tweetable,” meaning you can share them simply by clicking on the fact you’d like to tweet and the tweet will be generated for you.
More than 54 million Americans have a disability, so the likelihood of caring for a sibling with special needs or a disability is high. According to the Easter Seals Siblings Study sponsored by MassMutual, only one-third of respondents feel financially prepared to assume the responsibilities of being role.
The truth is: If you work and rely on your paycheck, you should have a backup plan. That plan is disability insurance. It provides you an income if you’re unable to work due to an accident or illness. Nothing else does that.
Becoming disabled and unable to work might a great deal more serious than dying in terms of financial disruption for a family.