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Congress Can’t Dodge Social Security Disability Insurance Trust Fund’s …News from Roll Call:

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By Jim Kolbe and Charlie Stenholm
Feb. 20, 2015, 2:38 p.m.

As if stirring, like Rip Van Winkle, from a 20-year snooze, Congress is finally awakened to the teetering finances of the Social Security’s disability program. Better late than never, but policymakers have known for years that this day would arrive — and it [...] Continue Reading…

5 Things to Consider Before Buying Disability InsuranceNews from Fox Business:
You probably have insured many things – your house, your car, your life, your family… but have you considered insuring your ability to work and earn a living?
Disability insurance pays benefits if you become disabled and incapable of providing the income necessary to take care of yourself and your family. If you do not have a group disability insurance [...] Continue Reading…

Maximizing the potential of disability insurance – Employee Benefit NewsNews from Maximizing the potential of disability insurance – Employee Benefit News:

by Richard Stolz
MAR 12, 201511:50am ET

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Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, second edition will teach you how to plan, prepare, organize and [...] Continue Reading…

Unum Injects More Flexibility into Disability Insurance Plan DesignNews from Insurance News Net:
By Cyril TuohyInsuranceNewsNet
With the voluntary benefit market enjoying strong premium growth and a “staggering” gap in income protection among American workers, Unum has announced the launch of new disability insurance coverage the company says is simpler and more flexible.
Unum’s newest plan designs are voluntary, which means the plans allow employers to make coverage available to their entire [...] Continue Reading…

Money Talk (Q&A): Social Security disability insurance and rising rent costs …News from OregonLive.com:

Dear Liz: I’ve been on disability for over 10 years, and I currently receive $ 1,527 a month in Social Security Disability Insurance. My rent starting in March will be $ 1,400. I’m not opposed to moving, but after checking literally thousands of listings, I found that what I’m paying is not unusual for [...] Continue Reading…

Congress May Throw Social Security Disability Insurance a LifelineNews from The Fiscal Times:
Despite their differences, some House Republicans and Democrats were singing from the same hymnal on Thursday in an effort to save the social Security Disability Insurance fund from tanking next year.
President Obama’s plan to shift $ 330 billion in Social Security retirement funds around to avert a huge shortfall in the disability insurance program met with [...] Continue Reading…

Why White House disability insurance fix makes senseNews from GlobalPost:
By Mark Miller
CHICAGO (REUTERS) – President Barack Obama signaled on Monday that he wants to keep 11 million disabled Americans out of a looming brawl over Social Security reform by shifting revenue between the program’s disability and retirement insurance trust funds.
It’s a sensible step to take while Congress works on long-term solutions to Social Security’s possible insolvency two decades from [...] Continue Reading…

Chairman Enzi: Modernize Disability Insurance to avoid program insolvencyNews from Insurance News Net:
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U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, spoke this morning about the looming insolvency of the Social Security Disability Trust Fund. In his opening statement before the Senate Budget Committee, Enzi highlighted the need to modernize the Disability Insurance program in order to fiscally secure its long-term future [...] Continue Reading…

AS SENATE BUDGET COMMITTEE HOLDS HEARING TARGETING SOCIAL …News from Insurance News Net:
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AS SENATE BUDGET COMMITTEE HOLDS HEARING TARGETING SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY INSURANCE, BROWN RENEWS PUSH TO PROTECT SOCIAL SECURITY FROM HARMFUL CUTS
Wednesday February 11, 2015
Contact: Meghan Dubyak/Rachel Petri (202) 224-3978
AS SENATE BUDGET COMMITTEE HOLDS HEARING TARGETING SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY INSURANCE, BROWN RENEWS PUSH TO PROTECT SOCIAL SECURITY FROM HARMFUL CUTS
Last July, Brown First [...] Continue Reading…

City Council approves disability insurance for employeesNews from Joplin Globe:
Joplin city workers will receive long-term disability insurance later this year.
The purchase of an insurance policy to cover non-public safety employees was approved by the Joplin City Council at its meeting Monday.

Finance director Leslie Haase asked for the coverage since public safety employees are now covered by disability insurance under the Police and Fire Pension Fund.
Haase had the city’s insurance [...] Continue Reading…