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Disability Insurance Info Center

All Joplin city employees will now be eligible for disability insuranceNews 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 [...] Continue Reading…

COLUMN-Why White House disability insurance fix makes senseNews from Reuters:

Mon Feb 2, 2015 4:42pm EST

(The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters.)

By Mark Miller

CHICAGO Feb 2 (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 [...] Continue Reading…

Why White House disability insurance fix makes senseNews from Reuters:

By Mark Miller
CHICAGO Mon Feb 2, 2015 4:57pm EST

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 [...] Continue Reading…

Council delays vote on employee disability insuranceNews from Insurance News Net:

By Debby Woodin, The Joplin Globe, Mo.
Tribune Content Agency
Jan. 21–A vote on whether to purchase long-term disability insurance for city workers was delayed Monday night because there were four City Council members absent.
The council heard a presentation Tuesday night by Leslie Haase, the finance director, on bids that were taken to provide non-public safety workers with disability insurance. City [...] Continue Reading…

Disability insurance

Posted on 25 Jan 2015 In: disability insurance

Disability insuranceNews from The Economist:

FOR years, Doug, who lives in Binghamton, New York, suffered from bipolar disorder. In 2003 he enrolled in the federal disability insurance (DI) programme. With his illness now properly treated, he has been looking for work since 2013, without much luck. Because he worked full-time in a shop a decade ago, he would lose his disability benefits if he returned to full-time work now. He [...] Continue Reading…

Council delays vote on employee disability insuranceNews from Joplin Globe:
A vote on whether to purchase long-term disability insurance for city workers was delayed Monday night because there were four City Council members absent.
The council heard a presentation Tuesday night by Leslie Haase, the finance director, on bids that were taken to provide non-public safety workers with disability insurance. City employees asked for that coverage two years ago and again [...] Continue Reading…

APY Lands National Disability Insurance Scheme coordinator to address cultural …News from ABC Online:

Posted January 20, 2015 13:52:32

A disability advocate says she is pleased a coordinator from the APY Lands will oversee the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in the area.
A local coordinator from the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women’s Council will manage the program’s introduction.
Dignity For Disability MP Kelly Vincent said it would ensure cultural issues [...] Continue Reading…

Charles Blahous, e21

Posted on 18 Jan 2015 In: disability insurance

Charles Blahous, e21News from Economics21:

 

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2015 story to watch: Social Security’s disability insurance trust fundNews from Orange County Breeze:
Charles Blauhaus, a Social Security trustee, has written a clear and understandable explanation of the dire situation facing both halves of Social Security: old-age and survivors’ benefits (OASI) and disability insurance (DI).
While the article looks more closely at disability insurance, Mr. Blauhaus stresses that OASI faces even worse structural challenges.
The article warns (yet again) that the [...] Continue Reading…

Just in Case: The Skinny on Shopping for Disability InsuranceNews from Union Gazette:
Disability-insurance benefits from the workplace and the government are obtaining harder to come by—and that is placing a lot more pressure on shoppers to obtain their personal coverage in case a medical condition keeps them from operating.
But disability insurance coverage can be confusing. Policies might include things like conditions that make it tough for individuals filing claims [...] Continue Reading…