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Importance of Disability Insurance


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May 14, 2023

While most people recognize the significance of health insurance, another vital aspect often goes overlooked —disability insurance. This lesser-known insurance coverage provides financial protection and peace of mind in the face of unforeseen circumstances that can leave individuals unable to work. Below are five reasons why disability insurance is a crucial safety net for everyone.

1. Income Protection:

Disability Insurance serves as a lifeline for individuals who are unable to earn a living due to an illness or injury. It replaces a portion of their lost income, allowing them to meet daily expenses, pay bills, and support their families. By ensuring a steady income stream, disability insurance safeguards against financial instability during a challenging period.

2. Safeguarding Your Future:

Disability can strike anyone at any time, and its consequences can be far-reaching. By having disability insurance, you protect your long-term financial goals. The coverage ensures that you can continue to save for retirement, pay off debts, and maintain your standard of living, even if you're unable to work for an extended period.

3. Comprehensive Coverage:

Disability insurance policies can be tailored to meet your specific needs. Whether you opt for short-term or long-term coverage, individual or group policies, or supplemental coverage to your existing benefits, disability insurance offers flexibility. It ensures that you receive the support you require, customized to your unique circumstances.

4. Peace of Mind:

Knowing that you have disability insurance brings a sense of security. It alleviates worries about what might happen if you were to experience a debilitating illness or injury. With the assurance that you have a safety net in place, you can focus on your recovery and overall well-being without the added stress of financial uncertainty.

5. A Must for Self-Employed Individuals:

Freelancers, entrepreneurs, and self-employed professionals often lack the safety nets provided by traditional employment. Disability insurance becomes even more critical for them. Without it, a disabling event could have devastating consequences for their livelihoods and financial stability. By investing in disability insurance, self-employed individuals can protect their businesses and personal finances.

Disability insurance is an essential component of a comprehensive financial plan. It serves as a safety net, provides income protection, safeguards long-term goals, and offers peace of mind. Don't wait for the unexpected—start protecting your future today.

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About the author

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Allison Baines

Wealth Plan Design Manager

Allison graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Georgia with a bachelor's of science in family & consumer sciences as a double major (financial planning & consumer economics). She started at oXYGen Financial shortly after in the Fall of 2014 and has been building her career in financial planning ever since. One of her biggest accomplishments was passing the CFP® exam in 2018.

Allison was born and raised in Dallas, GA but currently lives in Ball Ground, GA with her husband Rob and their son Carter. They also share their home with a Labrador named Sunny and a German Shepherd named Lola.

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