Men taking Truvada often rejected for disability insurance policy

Disability insurance policy - Men rejected for HIV prevention drug

Instances men turned down for coverage based on HIV prevention use are increasingly common. Americans taking the prescription drug Truvada are finding it harder to purchase a disability insurance policy. Truvada is an HIV prevention drug meant to help protect a user from becoming infected. The Affordable Care Act bans health insurance companies from discriminating based on sexual orientation. That said, the states themselves each have their own regulations for what is allowed to determine eligibility for certain specific types of coverage such as life, long-term care, or a disability…

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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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How disability insurance can provide security to the household finances

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Consumer advocates and personal finance experts are trying to educate the public about its importance. For most people, throughout their working lives, the financial security of their family is based on their current income and not an asset that has already achieved its full value, making long term disability insurance a highly valuable and yet greatly overlooked element of any personal finance strategy. One of the most devastating events to a family’s finances is a disabled earner who cannot continue to work. This is the case at any point in…

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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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Liberty Mutual announces new disability insurance benefits to assist mid-sized businesses

Liberty Mutual Insurance has unveiled its new Benefits Select product line in an effort to better serve mid-sized businesses and the employee benefits consultants and brokers who work with them. The Benefits Select group disability product suite is designed to be a cost-effective way for these employers to be able to offer more attractive passengers to current and potential employees so that they will experience better retention while still keeping an eye on the bottom line. According to the chief operating officer at the group benefits unit of Liberty Mutual…

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The importance of understanding and obtaining disability insurance

Disability insurance is one of the most important decisions that you can make to help to protect your financial future and financial advisors, not just insurance agents, are recommending these products to their clients for just that reason. That said, the decision to obtain the insurance and the choice of insurer to provide it is up to you. There are many different issues to consider, from monthly premiums to the type of coverage that is provided. That said, you shouldn’t let a little bit of homework stop you from purchasing…

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The search for disability insurance

Group disability insurance is a form of protection for a group of people who are connected in some way – such as through an organization such as a trade association or employer – and covers the individuals from the losses to which they are exposed in the case of illness or an injury from an accident. Group disability insurance is typically less expensive than a policy purchased by an individual, though it should be noted that the benefits are limited to a maximum monthly income and a certain length of…

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Disability insurance becomes more complex and expensive

Employee disability benefits, as is the case with virtually every other kind of workplace benefit, has become an expense that workers are beginning to need to pay for and manage – at least to some degree – themselves. Now that the 2012 open enrollment season has begun, an increasing number of employers are requesting that workers take on some of the financial burden for some of the more high-end forms of disability protection. Mercer benefits consultant partner, Rich Fuerstenberg, said that he has been witnessing a gradual trend toward workers…

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Insurance changes to New Jersey’s disability insurance pool make coverage more affordable

New Jersey’s disability insurance fund will see some changes in the coming months, according to Governor Chris Christie. This week, the Governor announced that state employees can expect to see lower premiums for the state’s disability insurance pool. The Governor believes that state workers have been paying more than is necessary to keep the program afloat and has teamed with the commissioner of the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Harold Wirths, to make changes to the state-run program. Currently, the state withholds funds from workers’ paychecks to cover the…

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