Starting in 2011 and continuing for the next 20 years, 10,000 people will turn 65 every day in the U.S. If you are a member of this dynamic group, you must act now to protect your freedom and independence.
Taxes are an essential consideration of any strategy to achieve long term freedom. Consider these tax tips.
There are several types of Disability Insurance:
Individual Disability Insurance – Those whose employers do not provide benefits, and self-employed individuals who desire disability coverage, may purchase their own policies on the open market. Premiums and available benefits for individual coverage vary considerably between different companies, for individuals in different occupations, and by State and Country. In general, premiums are higher for policies that provided more monthly benefit, pay the benefit for a longer period of time, and start payments for benefits more quickly following a disability. Premiums also tend to be higher for policies that define disability in broader terms, meaning the policy would pay benefits in a wider variety of circumstances. There are many web based disability insurance calculators to determine the disability insurance needed.
High Limit Disability Insurance – Traditional Disability carriers have limitations on the monthly benefits that can be purchased which limits the benefits for high income earners. Benefits will normally cap at $20,000-$25,000 of monthly benefites until you go to the High Limit Disablity markets. High Limit Disability Insurance is designed to keep individual disability benefits at 65% of income regardless of the income level. Coverage is typically issued on top of coverage that is already in force. With High Limit Disability Insurance benefits can be anywhere from an additional $2,000 to $100,000 per month.
Key Person Disability Insurance – Key Person Disability Insurance provides crucial benefits for any functioning business to protect the company from financial hardship that may result from the loss of a key employee due to disability. Key Person coverage provides cash flow to help a company move forward and maintain a profit in the event a key employee becomes disabled. The company could use the disability benefits to hire a temporary employee should the disabled employee’s prognosis appear to be a short-term disability. In the unfortunate circumstance of a permanent disability, benefits would then be used to help defray the costs related to hiring a replacement employee, such as recruitment, training, startup, loss in revenue and unfunded salary continuation costs.
Business Overhead Expense Disability Insurance – Business Overhead Expense (BOE) coverage is designed to reimburse a business for overhead expenses should the owner experience a disability. Eligible benefits include: Rent or mortgage payments, utilities, leasing costs, laundry/maintenance, accounting/billing and collection service fees, business insurance premiums, employee salaries, employee benefits, property tax, and other regular monthly expenses.
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