More than a paycheck
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More than a paycheck
Discover the importance of disability income protection
Always plan for the unexpected
Your income provides the means to pay your bills:
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You insure your valuable assets.
Make sure you also protect your income.
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Income of $75,000 per year times 40 years equals $3 million of income
Factor in modest raises, and that number balloons to more than $5.6 million
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Know the facts
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1 in 4 20-year-olds will become disabled before they retire1
Almost 90% of long-term disabilities are caused by illness2
Accidents only make up about 10%2
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83% of Americans prioritize protecting family if they couldn’t work
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Yet only 23% understand disability insurance3
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71% of Americans worry about not having enough to cover regular expenses4
But preparing for an unexpected event like a disability can make all the difference
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Explore your options
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- Usually for permanent, catastrophic disabilities
- Difficult to obtain
- Averages about $1,000 per month
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Group disability coverage
- May be offered by your employer
- Isn’t portable, so you’ll lose coverage if you leave your job
- Typically taxable, which reduces benefits to around 40% of income
- Usually doesn’t provide coverage for bonuses or commissions
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Robust, customizable protection
Individual disability income insurance
- Includes individual and supplemental options
- Stays with you wherever you work, whomever you work for
- Tailored to you and how you earn your income
- Can pay benefits even if you’re still able to work part time
- Helps cover the gap left by basic coverage
The bottom line: Income protection helps you and your family better prepare for the unexpected. That’s one less “what if?” in life.
Talk to your local Guardian representative today to learn more.
Individual disability income products underwritten and issued by Berkshire Life Insurance Company of America (BLICOA), Pittsfield, MA. BLICOA is a wholly owned stock subsidiary of and administrator for The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian), New York, NY or provided by Guardian. Product provisions and availability may vary by state.
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1 Source: Social Security Administration Fact Sheet, December 2019.
2 Source: Integrated Benefits Institute, 2018 Health and Productivity Benchmarking, Long-Term Disability.
3 Source: Guardian’s Living Confidently Survey, 2017.
4 Source: Pew Charitable Trusts, Americans’ Financial Security, March 2015.
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