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What is disability insurance?

Posted by on Nov 6, 2015 in Articles, Articles - Disability, Life and Critical Illness | 0 comments

What is disability insurance?

Disability insurance is a form of health insurance. It is income paid to you by your insurance company when you can’t work due to sickness or accidental injury. Disability insurance income replaces either a portion of your regular income or is a set dollar amount. Benefit periods and amounts may depend on whether the disability was caused by an accident or illness and whether the disability is “short term” or “long term.” Disability insurance should provide peace of mind in the event that you are disabled and require...

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What is critical illness insurance?

Posted by on Nov 5, 2015 in Articles, Articles - Disability, Life and Critical Illness | 0 comments

What is critical illness insurance?

Critical illness insurance is an insurance product where the insurer is contracted to pay money (lump sum or structured) if the policyholder is diagnosed with one of the critical illnesses listed in the insurance policy. These are ‘peace of mind’ contracts. The contract or policy will set out several definitions and terms. Contractual definitions and terms are almost always open to interpretation. Most of these denials involve disputes over definitions of when a diagnosis of a critical illness is considered valid, allegations of...

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Discount Rates and Present Day Values.

Posted by on Sep 30, 2015 in Articles, Articles - General | 0 comments

Discount Rates and Present Day Values.

Discount rates are used to calculate the present day value of a loss of future income or cost of future care that is awarded as a lump sum in personal injury cases. The discount rate assumes that the lump sum will be invested and will earn enough income to create a sufficient stream of compensation for the injured party over the appropriate time frame, with the fund being fully exhausted at the end. This is one methodology of calculating and compensating future financial loss endorsed by the so-called 1978 “Trilogy” of...

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