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Dangerous Disability Insurance Myths
Posted in: Conditions/Illness on November 26th, 2014

choosing bankruptcyAs a healthy member of the workforce, it can be difficult to picture a time where you aren’t able to work. Whether it’s a result of a workplace injury, illness, or accident away from the job, there are a number of possible instances that could leave you unable to work and incapable of financially supporting your family. With that being said, there are some myths that are continually perpetuated regarding disability insurance, and you can’t afford to listen to them.

  • I never get hurt or sick. You are not invincible and certainly not above getting hurt or sick. According to the Healthy Industry Association of America, you are 3.5 times more likely to be unable to work as a result of injury or illness than you are to die during your career. In fact, within the last 10 minutes, nearly 400 Americans have become disabled.
  • The government has me covered. Counting on the government to take care of you doesn’t always work out. Workers’ compensation doesn’t cover illness, and the majority of individuals are turned down for Social Security on the first try. When it is paid, Social Security payments average just over $1,000 per month.
  • I can dip into my savings. This is possibly the most dangerous myth of all. While you may have some savings in your account, the majority of Americans cannot last more than one or two months without their paychecks. The average injury takes between three and twelve months to recover from.

Regardless of how healthy you are now, it’s important to consult with a disability lawyer and listen to the facts and consider purchasing disability insurance today.

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