Disability Benefit Length - Short & Long Term Disability Protection Pell City AL
Title: Investment Advisor Representative
Company: NEXT Financial Group, Inc.
Investment Advisor Rep: Yes
Mississippi State University, B. S.
Years Experience: 24
Income for Life/ Preserve Principal,Alternative Investments,Life Insurance,Investment & Portfolio Management,Long-Term Health Care Planning,Business Succession & Liquidation Planning,Estate Tax Planning,Asset Protection Strategies & Planning,Hourly Financial Planning Engagements,Pension for Highly Compensated Owners,Stock Market Alternative,Wealth Management,Disability Insurance,Retirement Planning,Real Estate Investment Planning,Annuity Ideas & Strategy Planning,Planning For Personal Finances &
Fee Only Portfolio Management,Wealth Engineering,Mortgage Refinancing,IRA, 401k, Roth IRA, QDRO Rollovers,CD Alternative,Alternative Investments,Disability Insurance,Annuities,Alternative Asset Class Planning,Investment Consulting & Allocation Design,Business Succession & Liquidation Planning,Estate Tax Planning,Asset Protection Strategies & Planning,Individual Income Tax Planning,Portfolio Engineering,High Yield Bank Accounts,401k Rollover From Employer,Income for Life/ Preserve Principal,Wealt
Muscle Shoals, AL
Title: Financial Consultant
Company: Affinity Partners, LLC.
Investment Advisor Rep: Yes
Long-Term Health Care Planning,Annuity Ideas & Strategy Planning,Planning For Personal Finances & Budgeting,Retirement Income Accumulation Planning,Business Income Tax Planning,Fee-Only Comprehensive Financial Planning,Portfolio Engineering,401k Rollover From Employer,Income for Life/ Preserve Principal,Alternative Investments,Health Care Insurance,Retirement Planning,Real Estate Investment Planning,Commission-Only Financial Planning (Full Disclosure),Insurance & Risk Management Planning,Retirem
Disability Benefit Length - Short & Long Term Disability Protection
Disability Benefit Length
For Short Term Disability (STD) the benefit period is generally 6 months. Then your Long Term Disability protection takes over.
Here is where it gets tricky: your Long term disability benefit period will depend on your disability insurance policy. Some insurance policies will cover you for a lifetime after a disabling accident or illness. Other disability insurance will only cover you for some period of years (usually between 2 and 4 years) before benefit's will cease. At this point it is expected that you will have re-trained for work suitable to your new physical / mental capabilities.
You play the odds with this choice. Do you think you would be willing to be retrained for other work? Or is your work of the type that you think you could get back into even if you were disabled? Let's say you are a computer programmer - even if you lost the use of your legs permanently you would likely still be able to program. However, if you are currently a football player and you lost the use of your legs your career is over.
The type of disability insurance policy you pick depends on what you know about your own abilities, preferences and the kind of work you do. If it is physical work, you might want to consider a lifetime disability insurance benefit period, despite the higher cost.
Also read the other disability insurance guide pages: How Much Will Disability Insurance Cost , How Can I Reduce the Cost of Disability Insurance , What's in a ...