Disability Insurance

  • U.S. Group Disability Insurers See 13.8% Increase in New Sales U.S. Group Disability Insurers See 13.8% Increase in New Sales

    Milliman's 2016 survey includes expanded case size and employer- vs. employee-paid metrics,; New info on first-time buyer business and regional data

    Milliman, Inc., a premier global consulting and actuarial firm, recently released the results of its 2016 U.S. Group Disability Market Survey, a comprehensive report that analyzes the employer- and employee-paid short- and long-term disability (STD / LTD) market, including insurance products, sales, and in-force business. read more
  • U.S. Group Disability Insurers See 13.8% Increase in New Sales in 2016 U.S. Group Disability Insurers See 13.8% Increase in New Sales in 2016

    Survey includes expanded case size and employer-paid vs. employee-paid metrics; New info on first-time buyer business and regional data

    Milliman, Inc., a premier global consulting and actuarial firm, recently released the results of its 2016 U.S. Group Disability Market Survey, a comprehensive report that analyzes the employer- and employee-paid short- and long-term disability (STD / LTD) market, including insurance products, sales, and in-force business. read more
  • Planning & Risk: A Household Strategy Planning & Risk: A Household Strategy

    Families who seem financially stable may not be protected against potential risks

    About half of Americans (47 percent) say if they were to lose their primary source of income tomorrow, they could only maintain their current lifestyle for three months or less. read more
  • Most Americans Not Protecting Their Paychecks Most Americans Not Protecting Their Paychecks

    Just 34 percent have disability insurance

    When asked if they have health, auto or home insurance, 80 percent of Americans say they have at least two types, but only a third of employed Americans (34 percent) reported they have disability coverage provided by their employer, according to a new survey conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of OneAmerica®. read more
  • Public Pensions Regain Ground Lost in Q4, Experience $78 Billion Improvement in Funded Status Public Pensions Regain Ground Lost in Q4, Experience $78 Billion Improvement in Funded Status

    Five additional plans cross 90% funded mark thanks to strong asset performance

    Milliman, Inc., a premier global consulting and actuarial firm, today released the first quarter results of its Public Pension Funding Index (PPFI), which consists of the nation's 100 largest public defined benefit pension plans. read more
  • Disability claims data shows good news for moms and babies Disability claims data shows good news for moms and babies

    Health insurance, disability claims, and changing trends

    Long term disability claims for complicated pregnancies have decreased nearly 50 percent over the last decade in the U.S., according to data from Unum (NYSE: UNM), a leading provider of disability benefits. read more
  • Social Security Disability Program Gets Funding For Hearing Backlog Social Security Disability Program Gets Funding For Hearing Backlog

    Importance of SSDI representation with disability insurance application

    The long line of claimants waiting for their Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) hearings is receiving attention from Congress, according to Allsup, the nation's leading provider of SSDI representation services. read more
  • Examining the Financial Security Challenges of Americans with Special Needs Examining the Financial Security Challenges of Americans with Special Needs

    Voya Financial research further identifies a complex challenge, affecting some 65 million Americans

    Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), today released a white paper discussing the many economic and emotional challenges faced by Americans with special needs and their caregivers and how employers can help ease those challenges. read more
  • One in Five Canadians Say They Would Run Out of Money in Less Than a Week if They Lost Their Job One in Five Canadians Say They Would Run Out of Money in Less Than a Week if They Lost Their Job

    Survey shows many don't know where to turn for professional advice on building a financial plan

    More than 40 percent of Canadians say they would only have enough money to continue paying their living expenses for four weeks or less if they lost their job or other main source of income. Nineteen percent say they could only do that for one week. read more
  • Favorable signs emerging from new individual disability income (IDI) sales, according to Milliman report Favorable signs emerging from new individual disability income (IDI) sales, according to Milliman report

    15 IDI market leaders record a combined premium growth rate of 5.8% in 2015

    Milliman, Inc., a premier global actuarial and consulting firm, today released the results of its latest Individual Disability Income (IDI) Market Survey report. read more
  • Disabled Americans Financially Insecure while Their Caregivers are Woefully Unprepared for Retirement Disabled Americans Financially Insecure while Their Caregivers are Woefully Unprepared for Retirement

    Will there be enough money to last a lifetime?

    A survey of families with children with special needs found that a large majority (82%) of caregivers are concerned that they do not have enough financial resources to last their disabled relative’s entire lifetime. Just as alarming, because of the time and cost required for caring for those with special needs, 30% of caregivers are not saving at all for their own retirement. read more
  • Social Security Disability Applications Near 1.4 Million Through July 2016 Social Security Disability Applications Near 1.4 Million Through July 2016

    Allsup provides three tips for SSDI applicants before starting their disability insurance application

    Nearly 1.4 million people applied for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits from January to July 2016, representing a slight decrease compared to 1.42 million applicants for the same time period last year, according to Allsup, the nation's premier provider of SSDI representation services. read more
  • Social Security Disability Turns 60 Social Security Disability Turns 60

    Allsup reviews the top six benefits for American workers

    Sixty years ago today, the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program was signed into law by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Millions of people with severe, life-changing disabilities continue to access this important program, according to Allsup, the nation's leading provider of SSDI representation services. read more