One part of my insurance practice involves worksite supplemental benefits. (Think dental, vision, cancer plans, etc.) On occasion, I give talks to groups of employees on these benefits. And one of the things I cover is the "Holy Trinity of Insurance", which is comprised of their health coverage, their life insurance, and last but not least, their disability insurance (DI).
And your job is part of the equation too. Generally, the less safe your job is, the higher your premium. Logic says that a welder would be at a greater risk of getting hurt than a retail worker. With this in mind, some occupations are harder to cover than others. I've had great DI clients over the years who were teachers, boat engine mechanics, firemen, attorneys, realtors and truck drivers.
Years ago I met a professional golfer who played on a "minor league" tour and was interested in DI. Unfortunately, I couldn't find a single carrier that would make her an offer. Her "professional" status was a quick application killer as the company wouldn't know how much to pay out if she were sick, or more likely, injured.
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Chris Castanes is the president of Surf Financial Brokers, helping people find affordable life and disability insurance coverage. He's also is a professional speaker helping sales people be more productive and efficient and has spoken to professional and civic organizations throughout the Southeast. And please subscribe to this blog!