Disability insurance payments paid by SSA to ineligible recipients

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These individuals have received $1.3 billion which they were not entitled to obtain and the SSA hopes to recoup some. Estimates released from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has shown that the Social Security Administration (SSA) has issued approximately $1.3 billion in disability insurance payments to individuals who were not eligible to receive them. This figure was calculated based on an analysis of SSA data for beneficiaries from December 2010 to January 2013. The analysis was conducted on the SSA data regarding the individuals who were recipients of disability insurance…

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Disability insurance covers three quarters of U.S. workers through social security

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According to the latest report, 76 percent of American employees have this coverage. The latest report that has been issued by Allsup has revealed that approximately three in every four workers in the United States, or 76 percent, had coverage through Social Security disability insurance benefits in 2012. This helps to underscore the importance of building an understanding of the role of work history. Last year, among workers between the ages of 20 years and full retirement, there were approximately 195.1 million workers who made up the American workforce as…

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Disability insurance refunds coming to New York

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New York acquires refunds for disability insurance policies New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that Zurich American, a leading insurance firm, will be providing refunds to disability insurance policyholders throughout the state. The refunds come due to Zurich running afoul of a state regulation that requires the insurer to pay no less than 60% of the premiums it collects on claims. Zurich was unable to meet this standard and will begin issuing refunds on disability insurance policies over the next month or so. Refunds signify strong regulatory action Governor…

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Disability insurance struggles arising from application increase

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As a growing number of Americans seek assistance, the program is facing serious challenges. It is now being estimated that the Social Security Administration’s funds to cover the costs of disability insurance will have been entirely spent in four years’ time. This will mean that the benefits will shrink for over 9 million disabled workers and their families. Income taxes will be providing enough money for only 79 percent of the disability insurance benefit, which will mean that – assuming the same number of individuals remain covered by the program…

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Disability insurance should not be overlooked for financial health

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The consequences of leaving it out of future planning can be expensive. As important as disability insurance may be, it is among the most forgotten forms of coverage in a financial plan over the long term. The importance of homeowners, auto, health, and life policies are far better known. It is important to recognize, however, that disability insurance is the coverage that you will need if you should ever be forced to leave your work for a period of time due to illness or injury. This is the protection that…

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Disability insurance is among the most underestimated forms of protection

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This coverage, as well as critical illness insurance provide greater benefits than people realize. One of the most overlooked and misunderstood forms of coverage that is currently available in the industry is disability insurance. The topic of being too sick or injured to work is an uncomfortable one for many people, and is one that they would prefer to pretend will not happen than to take the time to create a preparedness plan. However, all too many people are finding themselves in a situation where they could have used this…

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The uncontrolled growth of disability insurance

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An update from the Medicare and Social Security trustees has shown that the cost of disability insurance is skyrocketing. The annual report published by the Social Security and Medicare trustees has shown that yet again, among all of the partisan disagreements, a critically important issue has failed to receive its due attention: the rapidly increasing cost of disability insurance. This coverage accounts for almost one out of every five dollars that Social Security spends, and the numbers are rising to a point that is simply out of control. Many are…

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