Why Doctors Should Consider Residual Disability Insurance Benefits

Posted on: August 8, 2017 by Chuck Krugh, CFP

Not all disabilities completely knock people out of the work force. In fact, many disabled individuals are able to eventually return to work, or continue to work in a limited setting. But their disabilities still result in a substantial hit to their earnings, compared to what they were earning before their disability onset. A residual […]

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Disability Insurance Protection Critical for Women of Childbearing Age

Posted on: July 26, 2017 by Chuck Krugh, CFP

It’s not unusual to want to take some time off after having a baby. In some cases, you have no choice – medical complications are common after childbirth. But while employers with 50 employees or more are obligated under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and Family Medical Leave Act to grant you time off to care […]

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Is Your Disability Protection Up to the Job?

Posted on: June 22, 2017 by Chuck Krugh, CFP

Disability insurance is a critical component of a financial plan for most people – but especially for physicians. This is because doctors, dentists and other similarly-situated professionals generally have huge sums of money invested in education, need to be in reasonably good health in order to discharge their day-to-day duties in a clinical setting, and […]

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Beware of the Disability Disconnect

Posted on: June 7, 2017 by Chuck Krugh, CFP

When it comes to the risk of disability, Americans are woefully underinsured. Disability vastly outpaces the death of a breadwinner among those under age 50 as a leading cause of economic hardship for families. The fact is, most people vastly underestimate their chances of becoming disabled: According to information from the Social Security Administration, about one […]

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Five Important Disability Insurance Riders Doctors Should Understand

Posted on: May 8, 2017 by Chuck Krugh, CFP

Most of our readers understand the role of disability insurance in a doctor’s or dentists overall financial plan. Most experts would agree that for those in a high-earning profession like medicine, who have already invested substantial financial resources into their education, disability insurance is an essential building block in protecting their financial security and that […]

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Group Disability Vs. Individual Disability – What You Need to Know

Posted on: April 21, 2017 by Chuck Krugh, CFP

My employer offers me disability insurance via a group plan. Why do I need my own policy? It’s terrific that your employer offers this important benefit to you. But there are important differences between a group disability plan designed to appeal to employers and an individual plan, designed and customized for your personal needs as […]

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Doctors: When to Review Your Disability Insurance Coverage

Posted on: March 21, 2017 by Chuck Krugh, CFP

Disability insurance is like a good car: It will work when you need it – but you need to do a little maintenance from time to time to get the most out of it. For disability insurance policyholders, maintaining your policy means doing a periodic review of the policy with your insurance professional and ensuring […]

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Disability Insurance and Medical Specialties

Posted on: February 19, 2017 by Chuck Krugh, CFP

Most physicians who have spent time shopping around for disability income insurance, or actively doing financial planning for themselves and their families, understand the importance of the distinction between own occupation and any occupation language in disability insurance policies. Naturally, a disability policy that covers you against injuries and illnesses that prevent you from working […]

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Top Trends in 2017 For Physicians to Watch

Posted on: January 23, 2017 by Chuck Krugh, CFP

2017 promises to be a volatile and challenging year for the health care industry as a whole. President-Elect Trump is likely to push Congress to make significant changes to the way health insurance is marketed and sold, and doctors are going to be in the middle of it. Smart physicians need to be very agile […]

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New Years Resolutions for Doctors

Posted on: January 12, 2017 by Chuck Krugh, CFP

The New Year is traditionally a time to act on plans for self-improvement. Millions of Americans will be working to lose weight, to achieve success at work, improve their 2 mile run time, or to achieve a variety of financial and personal goals. Here are some great New Year’s resolutions for doctors to consider: Go […]

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