Do I pay an additional fee by using a broker to obtain disability insurance?

One question we’re often asked is, “Do I pay an additional fee to use a broker to help me obtain disability insurance?” In short the answer to this question is ‘no’. Disability policies, definitions and premiums are filed with each state’s insurance commissioner. As a result, the cost for individual disability coverage and the accompanying riders is the same if you work with a broker or go direct to the insurance company. However, the top insurance companies have discount programs they make available through their key brokers. In other words, not all brokers…

What is COLA and how does it work?

  A common question many people have is, “What is COLA and how does it work?” COLA stands for the Cost of Living Adjustment rider. The COLA rider is designed to increase your monthly disability benefit while on claim to offset the negative impact of inflation over time. The benefit increase is calculated on either a simple interest or compound interest basis. The amount of increase can be a fixed rate, such as 3 percent or 6 percent. Or the rate can be variable, in which case it’s usually tied to a national…

I met Billy over 4 years ago when I was finishing my OBGYN residency. He took the time to explain the pros and cons of disability insurance without making me feel pressured to purchase any. Ultimately, I decided to purchase a policy that fit with my budget and goals at the time. Since then, Billy has stayed in contact with me and has always been available to answer any new questions as they arise. His honesty, availability, and genuine concern for my financial security has ensured my customer loyalty. I have recommended him to many of my friends and do so again now.

-Dr. Myers, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

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