Disability Insurance for
As a medical resident, you have an enormous investment in time and money attaining the knowledge and skills you need to do your job.
After making such a commitment, you need to ask yourself:
- "What will I do for income if I can no
longer treat patients because of an
illness or injury?"
- "How long could I and my family
maintain our current standard of living
if I couldn't work?"
- Many medical residents immediately lose their primary source of income if they can't work.
- Residents covered by an employer's (i.e., hospital, etc.) group policy find that monthly benefits are capped well below their regular income, severely restricting their cash flow in the event of illness or injury.
- Because many medical specialties require physical skills to perform procedures, doctors are highly likely to be completely versus partially disabled.
- Residents are very unlikely to take on jobs doing tasks other than practicing medicine during rehabilitation which will extend the disability period.
- The definition of Total Disability in your policy should be "Own Occupation". This means you will be considered disabled if you can't perform your own occupation, versus any occupation. Taking it one step further, your policy should also identify your specialty in the definition.
With this provision, a surgeon, for instance, should be able to collect benefits as long as he/she can't perform surgery, etc. This helps to ensure your maintain financial protection until you can do the exact job you specialize in.
For additional information, please submit the form on the right to be contacted by an authorized agent.