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Disability Insurance Needs for Single People Albany GA

. There is a limit to the amount of coverage you can get; no plan will replace 100% of your income. Whatever level of coverage you pick, it should allow you to meet your normal financial obligations and should also take into account the resources you have.

Sam Evans, MBA, CFA
4989 Peachtree Parkway
Norcross, GA
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Investment Advisor Rep: Yes
Registered Investor: Yes
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MBA - Financial Services; Lipscomb University; Nashville, TN
Major: Accounting; Lipscomb University
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Noah Reichert
2450 Atlanta Hwy
Cumming, GA
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Georgia State University/BS PUblic and Urban Affairs
Georgia State University/MBA in Finance
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Years Experience: 5
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Real Estate Investment Planning,Annuity Ideas & Strategy Planning,Planning For Personal Finances & Budgeting,Estate Tax Planning,Asset Protection Strategies & Planning,Fee-Only Comprehensive Financial Planning,401k Rollover From Employer,Wealth Management,Disability Insurance,Annuities,Alternative Asset Class Planning,Investment Consulting & Allocation Design,Insurance & Risk Management Planning,Retirement Income Accumulation Planning,Individual Income Tax Planning,Pension for Highly Compensated

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Southern Brokers Services Inc
(770) 720-0496
310 Maddox Pl
Canton, GA
 
413 Insurance Services, LLC
(770) 965-6221
5634 Atlanta Hwy Ste. 1000
Flowery Branch, GA
 
Cotton States Insurance Company
(770) 391-8600
P.O. Box 105303
Atlanta, GA
 
Harold Lundy
1091 Ashland Drive
Statham, GA
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Company: Lundy Insurance Group, Inc.
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Pension for Highly Compensated Owners,Stock Market Alternative,Alternative Investments,Disability Insurance,Annuities,Annuity Ideas & Strategy Planning,Asset Protection Strategies & Planning,IRA, 401k, Roth IRA, QDRO Rollovers,CD Alternative,Medicaid,Life Insurance,Long-Term Health Care Planning,Retirement Income Accumulation Planning,401k Rollover From Employer,Income for Life/ Preserve Principal,Medicare Planning,Health Care Insurance,Retirement Planning,Retirement Income Distribution Planning

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(770) 331-7793
2300 Lakeview Parkway
Alpharetta, GA
 
American General Life
(770) 518-0277
8235 Dunwoody Pl
Atlanta, GA
 
Seek Health Enterprises
(770) 374-6788
5499 Mt. Vernon Way
Atlanta, GA
 
American Hearing Centers
(404) 929-0067
2789 Clairmont Road
Atlanta, GA
 
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Disability Insurance Needs for Single People

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Disability Insurance Needs of Single People

Even if you are single, don't overlook disability insurance. While some types of insurance, like life insurance, are less important for a single person with no dependents, disability insurance is likely even more important if you are single. Why? You have no other income to fall back on, but your own. If you suffer a loss of income, how will you pay your bills?

Here's an interesting statistic: in any given year, 1 out of every 8 people will suffer a disability of some kind from auto accident injuries to common back problems. Any of these challenges could put you off your feet if not working for an extended period. If this happens to you, a source of income would do a lot to reduce your stress, wouldnt it?

If you are working, you may have some level of disability insurance through your job. A lot of employers offer some kind of short-term disability insurance to pay you from a few days or weeks, to as much as a year. If you arent sure about your coverage, check with your human resources department or employee benefit's manual. If you do have a disability plan, and you arent enrolled, find out when you can get enrolled and how long the waiting period is.

If you don't have disability insurance through work, you should be looking at purchasing some yourself. While relatively expensive, it can be an advantage to buy this insurance yourself, because if you ever have to collect benefit's, they should be tax-free. With some careful shopping, you should be able to get a policy that fit's your needs and your budget. Always remember to shop around! Prices can vary considerably from one insurer to another.

With that in mind, what coverage do you need? Well, you should be planning to replace 50% to 70% of your current income. There is a limit to the amount of coverage you can get; no plan will replace 100% of your income. Whatever level of coverage you pick, it should allow you to meet your normal financial obligations and should also take into account the resources you have. For instance, if you have savings equivalent to 6 months of your salary, you can likely afford to take a lower level of coverage. If you don't have any savings, you should be looking at a benefit equalling 70% of your salary. Regardless of what level of coverage you pick, an emergency fund is a good idea to handle any unusual expenses associated with your time off work.

  • Claimant and physician coaching about return-to-work expectations
  • Employer education on disability issues
  • Identification of viable job alternatives, including light duty positions to allow employees to return to the workplace sooner
  • Job site modifications to accommodate disabled workers to also allow early return
  • Medical intervention to ensure the employee was receiving appropriate medical care, at all phases of treatment and recovery
  • Three-way coordination and communication between the employer, employee and physician
  • Vocationa...

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