Disability Insurance

  • Despite Increased Advertising and Marketing, Consumers’ Brand Awareness of Life Insurers Remains Low
    Despite Increased Advertising and Marketing, Consumers’ Brand Awareness of Life Insurers Remains Low

    In search of 'consumer mindshare'

    A new LIMRA study finds 1 in 4 adult Americans cannot name a single company that sells life insurance and a majority (56%) are unable to name three life insurance companies. As discouraging as this may sound, it does reflect an uptick in unaided awareness of life insurance brands among U.S. consumers (chart), compared to…
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  • LIMRA Establishes Data Exchange Standards for Non-Medical Workplace Benefits
    LIMRA Establishes Data Exchange Standards for Non-Medical Workplace Benefits

    A  new standard for data-exchange

    LIMRA today released the first set of data exchange standards focused on post-enrollment data for the employee benefits market.
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  • Santa’s Salary of $155,213 Out Earns Information System Managers And Top Executives
    Santa’s Salary of $155,213 Out Earns Information System Managers And Top Executives

    But you can't forget about the 'income value' of what Mrs. Claus does

    by Jennifer Shelton, writing for Insure.com. Reprinted with permission. Read more here.

    It looks like Santa has landed himself a permanent spot on the nice list. For the fourth consecutive year – Santa has received what we’ve all been asking for this Christmas: A raise!
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  • U.S. workers Gamble With Health Insurance Benefits
    U.S. workers Gamble With Health Insurance Benefits

    Half of workers will choose a high-deductible health plan, yet lack cash for out-of-pocket costs

    Nearly half (49%) of U.S. workers plan to enroll in a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) for the 2020 benefit season, according to employee benefits provider Unum (NYSE: UNM). However, 41% don’t plan on meeting their deductible in 2019 and 39% found it difficult to pay for out-of-pocket costs not covered by their health insurance, especially…
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  • Securian Financial to Host Work|Life™ Exhibit for National Disability Employment Awareness Month
    Securian Financial to Host Work|Life™ Exhibit for National Disability Employment Awareness Month

    The Work|Life™ exhibit uses photographs, personal accounts, data and design to address the disproportionate rate of unemployment among people with disabilities

    To celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) in October, Securian Financial will host Work|Life™, a traveling exhibit created by Lifeworks Services that raises awareness and challenges perceptions about employment experiences for people with disabilities.
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  • On Disability: For The Benefit Of All
    On Disability: For The Benefit Of All

    Voya Financial Releases Findings on the Needs of Caregivers and Employees With Disabilities in the Workplace

    Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), through its Voya Cares® program, released an educational white paper sharing findings from a recent proprietary survey that assessed the complex realities and needs of caregivers and employees with disabilities in the workplace.
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  • U.S. Employers Prioritizing Leave Management Nearly Doubles Since 2014
    U.S. Employers Prioritizing Leave Management Nearly Doubles Since 2014

    Increased productivity and improved employee experience reported by roughly 7 in 10 employers that focus on reducing absenteeism

    In its fourth biennial study, Guardian Absence Management Activity IndexSM and Study–“The Value of Leave Management Integration,” The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® (Guardian), finds more companies than ever are prioritizing leave management.
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  • Unum Research Highlights Key Challenges For New Parents
    Unum Research Highlights Key Challenges For New Parents

    New resource helps guide moms and dads through the parental leave process

    During a time of the year when the nation celebrates mothers and fathers, new research from employee benefits leader Unum (NYSE: UNM) spotlights some of the struggles parents can face at work.
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  • Only 20% of Consumers Own Disability Insurance Despite Almost Half Saying They Need It
    Only 20% of Consumers Own Disability Insurance Despite Almost Half Saying They Need It

    The average 20 year-old has a 25% chance of disability before they retire

    According to LIMRA research, paying for basic living expenses if one becomes disabled is one of the top five financial concerns consumers have, but 8 in 10 consumers don’t own disability insurance.
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  • Disability & Financial Wellness
    Disability & Financial Wellness

    Understanding the 'cruel irony' that financial stress may affect the incidence of a disability

    Americans across the socioeconomic spectrum face numerous barriers to financial wellness, affecting everything from  the quality of their child care to planning for retirement. In addition, most have inadequate levels of savings, making it difficult if not impossible to cover financial emergencies—whether that means a $400 car repair or a $1,500 medical bill.
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  • Just 4 in 10 Employees Are Protecting their Paychecks
    Just 4 in 10 Employees Are Protecting their Paychecks

    Many don't have disability coverage because their employers do not offer it

    Roughly 4 in 10 working Americans (41%) report they have employer-sponsored disability insurance coverage, according to a new survey conducted online by The Harris Poll on behalf of OneAmerica®.
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  • Stressing Certainty in an Uncertain Time
    Stressing Certainty in an Uncertain Time

    Disability: It isn’t just a policy, it's a promise

    by Jim McGovern

    Disability insurance goes to the very heart of securing the financial future for so many working Americans, at all income levels. Employers who are in the know count on what we do for paycheck protection ─ to ensure their employees can help maintain their standard of living and that of their families in the event…
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  • Research Reveals Companies Are Struggling to Support Employees as New Workplace Trends Emerge
    Research Reveals Companies Are Struggling to Support Employees as New Workplace Trends Emerge

    Study: Low confidence in employers’ ability to address issues like remote workers, family care and drug addiction

    Study: Low confidence in employers’ ability to address issues like remote workers, family care and drug addiction New research from The Standard’s Absence and Disability Readiness Index. April 10, 2019 — PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Emerging workplace trends like remote employees and “gig” economy workers, as well as health issues including family and elder care and drug…
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