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Social Security’s Disability Insurance program does not need structural changesNews from Washington Post:
The Social Security Administration’s main campus in Woodlawn, Md. (Patrick Semansky/Associated Press)
July 31
In 2016, the Disability Insurance (DI) portion of our Social Security system faces a modest financing shortfall that is easily addressed by reallocating revenue between the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and the DI trust funds, which has occurred in both directions multiple times in [...] Continue Reading…

Divorce And Disability Insurance: A Marriage of OpportunityNews from Insurance News Net:
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Bill proposes to prevent insurers from charging women more for disability …News from MassLive.com:

BOSTON – Massachusetts lawmakers are weighing whether to prohibit disability insurers from charging higher rates to women than to men.
A group of women’s rights advocates and lawmakers are pushing for a bill that would prohibit gender discrimination in disability insurance. But insurers counter that gender is a legitimate factor to consider in weighing the risk that [...] Continue Reading…

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Vitter Goes After Double Dipping on Gov’t Unemployment, Disability InsuranceNews from Washington Free Beacon:

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BY: Mark Donald TysonAugust 12, 2015 4:35 pm

Senate Republicans are looking to crack down on entitlement spending by eliminating double dipping in government unemployment and disability programs.
On Wednesday, Sen. David Vitter (R., La.) introduced legislation that would prevent recipients from cashing in twice on unemployment and Social Security disability programs.
“Unemployment and disability [...] Continue Reading…

Do I Need Disability Insurance?

Posted on 21 Apr 2015 In: disability insurance

Do I Need Disability Insurance?News from Cape Gazette:
Just like life insurance, disability insurance is protection for your future income. In the case of disability insurance, though, the event covered is your inability to earn a living wage as a result of poor health or injury.
 
If you are involved in a serious accident or develop a disabling disease, how will you continue to support yourself, let alone your dependents? It’s [...] Continue Reading…

For Disability Insurance Opportunities, Turn to Business OwnersNews from Insurance News Net:
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Forget the doctors, the dentists and even the lawyers. Those prospects are tapped out, old news, saturated with advisors hitting them up for sales.
Disability insurance producer coach Chris Carlson says financial advisors looking to grow their disability books of business are better off cultivating business owners.
Not only are business owners good candidates for individual disability income [...] Continue Reading…

Cutting Social Security Disability Insurance Won’t Help Anyone Go Back to WorkNews from Center For American Progress:
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Matthew McMeekin gets off a bus at his home in Bethesda, Maryland, as he returns from work on February 10, 2014.
By Rebecca Vallas | Tuesday, April 14, 2015
“The injustice to the disabled should be corrected not simply by preserving these [Social Security] benefit rights but also by helping them [...] Continue Reading…

Hartford launches disability benefits app

Posted on 10 Apr 2015 In: disability insurance

Hartford launches disability benefits appNews from Business Insurance:
Property/casualty insurer and group benefits provider Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. on Tuesday launched a mobile application that allows users covered by the firm’s group disability plans to manage their claims.
The “My Benefits” app allows covered employees to start a short-term disability claim, update personal data and monitor the status of a claim, including payment information, the Hartford, Connecticut-based firm said in [...] Continue Reading…

Hartford launches disability benefits app

Posted on 9 Apr 2015 In: disability insurance

Hartford launches disability benefits appNews from Business Insurance:
Property/casualty insurer and group benefits provider Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. on Tuesday launched a mobile application that allows users covered by the firm’s group disability plans to manage their claims.
The “My Benefits” app allows covered employees to start a short-term disability claim, update personal data and monitor the status of a claim, including payment information, the Hartford, Connecticut-based firm said in [...] Continue Reading…