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Medical residency can be a very trying time in your career. There s lack of sleep Fabian Moreau Redskins Jersey , lack of money and the accumulation of student loans. It may feel overwhelming to even think about your financial future when you are trying to get through your day to day responsibilities. Yet your world may be turned upside down if you became too sick or injured to work. Statistically speaking, you have approximately a one in three chance of losing your income to a sickness or injury between the ages of 30 and 65.

Individual disability insurance can help offset this risk. But when is it ideal to start this process? The answer is the sooner the better.

Individual disability insurance requires medical underwriting asking you about your medical history. Therefore the ideal time to purchase a policy is when you are healthy and can qualify.

* Purchase a minimum size policy with the maximum amount of increase options available. This will reduce your current cost but will lay the foundation to purchase more in the future without further underwriting. The maximum size policy on an individual policy is $15,000month.

* If you are considering a fellowship or a subspecialty Ryan Anderson Redskins Jersey , purchase your policy earlier rather than later. General specialties such as internal medicine and pediatrics will cost less than surgical subspecialties. However, the policy premiums are based on your specialty at the time of your application. This can provide you with significant savings.

* Don t be enamored by policies that don t require underwriting. These policies may have limitations andor exclusions since they can t underwrite. Furthermore, they may limit the amount you can increase your policy in the future which will require future underwriting at a later time.

What to look for in a disability policy:

When purchasing a disability insurance policy during residency or fellowship Jonathan Allen Redskins Jersey , it is important to look for the following:

* Specialty Specific definition of disability. It is important that your policy cover you in your medical specialty without restrictions if you can work in another medical specialty or occupation. This type of definition comes in sever different names: Own occupation, transitional occupation, regular occupation. Each company has slightly different names. It is important to read this part carefully. With a specialty specific definition Women's Deshazor Everett Jersey , it will cover you in whatever specialty you are practicing in just prior to your claim. For instance, if you purchase a policy while training in internal medicine and go on to gastroenterology and later become disabled, it would cover you if you couldn t practice as a gastroenterologist.

* Non cancelable Women's Rob Kelley Jersey , guaranteed renewable. With this provision, as long as you pay the premiums, the company can never cancel your policy or raise your premiums.

* Ability to increase the policy in the future.. It is important that your policy has the ability to increase in the future as your income increases without having to go through future medical underwriting. If your health or situation changes Women's Zach Brown Jersey , you are safe and able to increase your policy.

* Residual Rider. This allows you to receive a partial benefit if you have a 15 20 (depending on the company) loss of earnings or more.

* Cost of Living COLA Rider. This keeps your benefits up with inflation if you are on claim for more than one year.

* Company Has High 3rd Party Ratings. It is important to check the company s 3rd party ratings to ensure quality. http:www.setforlifeinsurancedisability insurancecompanies. Ideally, look for a policy with AM Best Ratings of A+ or better.

Discount rates for medical residents

Set for Life Insurance has discounts set up at numerous resident programs and hospitals throughout the country. These discounts can save you from 10 40 on your premium, depending on your situation.

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About group disability benefits

Often, your residency program will already have a group policy in force. These typically offer a $2500month benefit. Because group policies can t discriminate regarding who they offer coverage to, they often lack the important provisions of a personal policy.

* Your group policy may require you to be totally disabled and not able to work in any capacity before you can receive any benefit.
* The benefit may be taxable income to you if the employer is paying the premiums.

Affording your premiums

If you are concerned about paying for your disability insurance during residency Women's Stacy McGee Jersey , there are several things we can do to reduce your premium as much as possible.

* Some companies allow a graded or increasing premium. This is initially less expensive and your premium will increase each year. If you wish to lock it in at a later time, you may do so on any policy anniversary.

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