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How Do Health and Disability Insurance Differ?

We often hear about and see commercials concerning health and disability insurance, yet many Americans are not familiar with their differences. People often receive both coverages through your work, but this article will help you better understand the two forms of insurance. If you are considering either policy, contact the Phil Klein Insurance Group team serving West Bloomfield, MI, and we will happily assist you.

Distinguishing Health and Disability Insurance

Although health and disability insurance relate to your health, the two are distinct. Health insurance pays the costs associated with maintaining your health, whether those costs result from injury, disease, or other causes. Health insurance pays the care providers, not the policyholder, other than to reimburse fees paid in advance.

Disability insurance provides you with a direct cash payment to replace some or all of your income when a health problem prevents you from working as you had in the past. Depending on how long the health issue affects your ability to work, the disability payments can be short or long-term. Likewise, total disabilities prevent you from working, while partial disabilities allow you to work, but you are unable to perform all the duties you had in the past.

When acquiring a disability policy, you should review the disability policy in detail so you understand what is covered and excluded and how the level of disability is determined. 

Disability insurance often costs 1 to 3% of your income, depending on your situation and occupation.

Working with Phil Klein Insurance Group

If you live in or near West Bloomfield, MI, and want to protect yourself and your family against the effects of a disabling injury, contact the Phil Klein Insurance Group team. We’ll work with you to structure a plan to suit your needs.

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