Disability Income Insurance
Disability Income (DI) Insurance is purchased to protect clients against loss of income from an unexpected injury or illness. An individual DI insurance policy pays a monthly benefit that replaces a portion of their income in the event of a disability.
As of 2020, the size of the Disability Insurance industry is estimated at nearly $20B, with a projected growth of only 0.5% this year. Individuals typically access disability insurance through their employer-sponsored plans, but in light of 2020's economic contraction, fewer employees results in fewer disability insurance plans being purchased. As the economy stabilizes and more individuals return to the workforce, the growth rate can begin tracking at its YOY average of 0.9% (2015-2020).
Why DPL Likes Disability Income Insurance
Your clients protect their homes and vehicles while often overlooking their most valuable asset - their ability to earn income. While many clients have emergency savings, not being able to work for several months, a year, or longer could completely exhaust those funds. Disability Income Insurance works much like an emergency fund in the event of the unexpected - if your client is too sick or hurt to work, they receive a monthly benefit, similar to a paycheck. These benefits help clients continue to pay the bills so they can focus on taking care of themselves.
How to Think About Commission-Free Disability Income Insurance
When your client needs:
INCOME REPLACEMENT: A client's ability to earn income is their most important asset. With 1 in 4 of today's 20-year-olds predicted to become disabled before they retire2, Disability Income Insurance can provide income replacement in the event they're not able to work due to illness or injury.
1Industry Market Research, Reports, and Statistics. (2020). Retrieved August 20, 2020, from https://www.ibisworld.com/industry-statistics/market-size/disability-insurance-united-states/.
2“The Facts about Social Security’s Disability Program,” Social Security Administration Publication No. 05-10570. (January 2019). Retrieved October, 2019 from https://socialsecurity.gov.
Have more questions about Disability Income Insurance?
Call us at 888.327.0049 to speak to a DPL Consultant.