1 Individual Disability Insurance One Key To A Secure Financial Future Standard Insurance Company The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York Standard Insurance Company is licensed to issue insurance in all states except New York. The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York is licensed to issue insurance in only the state of New York.
2 . Income Protection When You Need It Most The home you live in, the car you drive, the funding for education and retirement, the food you eat, the clothes you wear your lifestyle is likely made possible through the income you earn. This brochure from The Standard can help you decide how to protect your financial health if a disabling illness or accident prevents you from earning an income for an extended period of time. Inside, you ll find an overview of available options, suggested questions to ask your insurance representative or financial planner and some worksheets for calculating the level of income protection you would need in the event of a disability. The Unexpected Can The Standard is a marketing name for StanCorp Financial Group, Inc., and subsidiaries. Insurance products are offered by Standard Insurance Company of Portland, Ore., in all states except New York, where insurance products are offered by The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York of White Plains, N.Y. Note: For policies issued in New York. This policy provides disability income insurance only. It does not provide basic hospital, basic medical or major medical insurance as defined by the New York State Department of Financial Services. The expected benefit ratio is at least 55% for individual coverage and depending on the product purchased, at least 60% for guarantee issue coverage. This ratio is the portion of future premiums which The Standard expects to return as benefits when averaged over all people with the applicable policy.
3 Happen Chances are you already purchase home, auto and life insurance to protect yourself against the threat of loss. And you probably have health insurance to guard against costly medical bills. Have you taken steps to help shield yourself, your lifestyle and those who count on you from an unexpected loss of income? Would you be able to meet your financial obligations if you became disabled and unable to work for an extended period of time? The risk of disability is greater than most people realize. Just over one in four of today s 20-year-olds will become disabled before reaching age And approximately 90% of disabilities are caused by illnesses rather than accidents including back pain, cancer, and heart disease. 2 The length of those disabilities is tending to increase. Take a look at the chart below. Could you manage financially for that length of time? Age Increase Under 40 4 years 4.3 years 8% years 7.5 years 74% years 7.3 years 59% years 6.3 years 40% years 3.9 years 11% years 1.9 years 6% *Average duration of disability lasting more than 90 days (and ending before age 65) based on the individual s age when disability begins Commissioner s Individual Disability Table A Individual Disability Experience Committee of the Society of Actuaries. Please turn the page to find out what financial protection options are available to you. 1 Social Security Basic Facts, April 2, Council For Disability Awareness. Long Term Claims Review,
4 What Financial Protection Is Available To Me If I Experience A Disabling Illness Or Accident? State And Federal Assistance Programs SSDI Benefits Your salary and the number of years you have been covered under Social Security determine the amount of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits you can receive. The average monthly benefit from SSDI was just over $1,130 in In addition, the waiting time for the Social Security Administration to approve an SSDI claim can delay benefits for months. 3 Workers Compensation Workers Compensation is state-mandated indemnity insurance which covers lost income and medical expenses when injuries or illnesses are work-related. Typically, these benefits are equal to two-thirds of predisability income. Private Insurance Long Term Disability Insurance Long Term Disability insurance (LTD), also known as group disability insurance, can be available at the workplace through your employer. The most popular LTD programs provide 60 percent coverage of your base salary. LTD does not typically cover incentive income like bonuses. It is tied to your employment and benefits are usually taxable. Benefits payable generally are reduced by any payments received under programs like SSDI and Workers Compensation. Illustration A shows what percentage of after-tax income is typically covered with an LTD policy. 4 The complete circle represents your total predisability income. A LTD benefit IDI differs from LTD in that you own your policy, coverage is not tied to your employment, benefits are generally tax-free and incentive income, like bonuses, is covered. The amount of coverage available varies depending on your occupation and income. Below, illustration B shows how much IDI coverage might be available to someone with the same predisability income as in illustration A. B IDI can be your primary source of disability income insurance or it can be combined with LTD insurance for increased protection. Illustration C shows how much of your after tax income might be covered if existing LTD were combined with IDI. C IDI benefit IDI benefit plus LTD benefit Guarantee Issue Individual Disability Income Insurance IDI can also be available to groups at the workplace where it is offered as Guarantee Issue Insurance. Guarantee Issue Insurance has the same advantages of regular IDI plus two more: The premiums for Guarantee Issue IDI are discounted at rates you cannot obtain otherwise Individual Disability Income Insurance Individual Disability Income insurance (IDI) also offers financial protection in the event of a long-term disability. 3 An Employer s Guide to Disability Income Insurance. America s Health Insurance Plans, The example is a hypothetical illustration and is not intended as an offer of coverage. The actual benefit amount under Protector Platinum individual disability income insurance from The Standard is subject to underwriting issue and participation limits. Net income and benefit figures are less taxes, using a 25% tax bracket and assume employee-paid IDI, employer-paid LTD, and the most commonly purchased LTD policy that pays up to 60% of predisability annual gross salary. Guarantee Issue is offered without regard to your medical history 5, so if you are a participating employee or partner, you could obtain coverage for which you might not otherwise qualify Business Owner Disability Insurance Small business owners have special risks to consider should a disabling illness or accident prevent them from working to capacity or working at all. 5 Pre-existing conditions may be excluded from coverage for up to one year following the policy effective date.
5 Protect Your Income And Your Lifestyle Taking the time now to plan your income protection could mean the difference between a secure future for you and those who depend on you, and a devastating financial burden should you find yourself coping with a long-term disability. At a time when you are dealing with a disability, the last thing you need is financial worries. With adequate disability income insurance you can focus your attention on recuperating, rather than on how to keep your home, or if your children need to leave school or put off their education. How Much Disability Income Insurance Do I Need? To calculate how much insurance you might need to protect your financial security, start by jotting down your current monthly expenses and the extra expenses you might have during a disability. Then calculate your anticipated sources of income. The difference between your anticipated income and expenses will help you determine how much disability income insurance might be a wise choice for you. My Current Monthly Expenses Mortgage/Rent $ Groceries $ Clothing $ Utilities $ Medical Expenses $ Medical Insurance $ Credit Card Payments $ Auto Insurance $ Auto Maintenance & Fuel $ Home Maintenance $ Property Taxes $ Property Insurance $ Education $ Loans $ 401K/IRA/Retirement Funding $ As you think about how much income you might need at time of disability, consider how long disabilities are tending to last (pg.3) and that disability often brings additional expenses you may not currently have, such as those for COBRA medical premiums, housekeepers or aides. My Estimated Additional Monthly Expenses At Time Of Disability Nanny/Housekeeper $ Aide $ COBRA $ Medical Expenses Not Covered $ By Insurance Total Extra Monthly Expenses $ t Total estimated monthly expenses at disability = $ Next, add up all the monthly benefits you anticipate you might receive from public and private insurance, as well as income you might obtain from personal sources. My Anticipated Monthly Income At Time Of Disability SSDI, Workers Compensation $ Benefits From My Employer s Sick Pay Or LTD Insurance Family And Friends $ Withdrawals From Savings, Retirement And Education Accounts Withdrawals From Investments $ Other $ Total Expected Monthly Income $ Subtract 3 (your estimated expenses at disability) from 4 (your estimated income at disability) to determine your total estimated monthly deficit. This will give you an idea of how much disability income insurance you might need. $ $ t t Savings $ Other $ Total Current Monthly Expenses $ t Total estimated monthly deficit at disability 4-3 = $ 5
6 Options If your calculations on the previous page show you are a good candidate for disability income insurance, The Standard has excellent disability income choices for you. Individual Disability Income Insurance Protector Platinum SM With Protector Platinum from The Standard, you can count on comprehensive coverage. Its innovative plan design includes many valuable built in benefits features some insurance companies offer only as riders, or not at all. It also includes unique benefits available only from The Standard, such as the Compassionate Care Benefit. Compassionate Care Benefit Takes Care Of Your Income, While You Take Care Of Your Family 5 This industry-leading benefit means we ll pay disability benefits if you have a loss of earnings while caring for a family member with a serious health condition. The Way The Standard Defines "Disability" Is Important For You How your insurance carrier defines disability may be your policy s most crucial feature. With Protector Platinum, you ll receive monthly benefits if, due to disability, you are unable to perform the substantial and material duties of your occupation, even if you earn money doing something else. Benefits Built Into Protector Platinum 7 Own Occupation definition of disability Partial Disability Benefit with full benefits for six months and proportionate benefits after that Compassionate Care Benefit 6 Recovery Benefit Rehabilitation Benefit Unlimited Mental Disorder and/or Substance Abuse coverage Automatic Increase Benefit Guaranteed Renewable policy Survivor Benefit Cosmetic or Transplant Surgery Benefit Optional Riders 8 To Further Enhance Your Protection With Protector Platinum Noncancelable Policy Rider Future Purchase Option Rider Indexed Cost of Living Rider Catastrophic Benefit Rider Protector Essential SM The Standard also offers Protector Essential as an alternative to cost-conscious customers interested in protecting their financial security. This disability income insurance has the following benefits built into the base policy 7 : With Protector Essential, if you are totally disabled, you will receive benefits if, due to disability, you are unable to perform the substantial and material duties of your regular occupation, you are not engaged in any other gainful occupation, and under the care of a physician. Guaranteed Renewable to the policy termination date as long as the premium is paid on time Total Disability Benefit Presumptive Disability Benefit Rehabilitation Benefit No limitation on coverage for Mental Disorder/ Substance Abuse Survivor Benefit Waiver of Premium Benefit Cosmetic or Transplant Surgery Benefit Continuous Disability Benefit Residual Disability Rider. Optional Riders To Enhance Your Protection With Protector Essential 8 Future Purchase Option Rider Indexed Cost of Living Rider Catastrophic Benefit Rider 6 This benefit is not available in all states, including New York, Connecticut and Virginia. 7 Not all provisions or benefits are available in all states. 8 Not all riders are available in all states. The addition of policy riders may increase premiums.
7 Options For Small Business Owners If you are a business owner, The Standard recognizes that you have special disability insurance needs. You may want access to additional individual disability insurance coverage. Our Business Owner Rewards program gives qualified business owners access to increased individual disability insurance coverage while at the same time enhancing benefits and often reducing premiums. Business Equity Protector SM If you share ownership in your business with business partners, Business Equity Protector provides funds for the purchase of your ownership interest in the event you are totally disabled. This is important because even with a buy/sell agreement in place, a disability buyout obligation can hit a business hard if the necessary funds are not available. This is especially true when the obligation comes at a time when the disabled partner is no longer able to contribute time or energy to the success of the business. Business Overhead Protector SM Business Overhead Protector business overhead insurance is designed for small business owners. It provides reimbursement for business overhead expenses such as mortgage interest or lease payments, employee wages, utilities and business insurance premiums. Even the salary of someone hired to perform your duties while you are disabled may be covered by this policy. This product helps ensure you are paid what you are entitled to under your business buy/sell agreement, while allowing other owners to carry on with the business of doing business. Find Out More Don't you owe it to yourself to find out more? Please contact your insurance representative or financial advisor today to learn more about how The Standard can help you protect your income or your business in the event of a disability. You will be glad you did. 7
8 You Can Count On The Standard The Standard ranks among the leading individual disability insurance carriers in the nation. You can be confident that we re financially strong, our disability products are high in quality and we can pay what we promise now and in the future. In the event youbecome disabled and need to make a disability claim, you ll discover our exceptional service. Our goal is to give you the kind of expert, friendly service we wish for ourselves and our families. These policies have exclusions and limitations and terms under which the policies may be continued in force or discontinued. Not all products are available in all states. Some policy provisions and available riders may vary by state. Optional riders are subject to underwriting and reinsurance availability, and may increase premiums. A medical exam may be required upon application. For complete cost and coverage details, please contact your insurance representative, or The Standard at ( in New York). The Standard is a marketing name for StanCorp Financial Group, Inc., and subsidiaries. Insurance products are offered by Standard Insurance Company of Portland, Ore., in all states except New York, where insurance products are offered by The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York of White Plains, N.Y. Product features and availability vary by state and company, and are solely the responsibility of each subsidiary. Each company is solely responsible for its own financial condition. Standard Insurance Company is licensed to solicit insurance business in all states except New York. The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York is licensed to solicit insurance business in only the state of New York. B123, B128, B152, B152AMR (NY only), B170, B170AMR (NY only), B170GI Consumer Educational Brochure (7/14) SI/SNY
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