Malleo Financial Services

Michael A. Malleo 

Phone: 201-321-7041

mike@malleofinancialservices.com

 

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Malleo Financial Services is a proud member of ALTA (American Land Title Association), the American Society of Notaries, and the National Notary Association (NNA). We're also a Fidelity National approved closer. 

 

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*The opinions expressed on this website are strictly those of Malleo Financial Services, LLC and not those of ASH Brokerage Corp.., or any of our affiliates.

 

*Malleo Financial Services LLC cannot and

will not give any tax or legal advice.

 

Why You Need Disability Income Insurance

Disability Income (DI) insurance is an insurance policy that provides you with a monthly income if you become sick or hurt and cannot work. Individual DI policies pay out a monthly tax-free benefit; they are also a good complement to an employer DI policy which pays out a taxable benefit.

 

You may be asking yourself, "Do I really need a disability policy? I mean come on I'm young, healthy, I exercise, I even look both ways before crossing the street!"  Well, don't take my word for it just look at the statistics.

 

One in three Americans between the ages 35 and 65 will become disabled for more than 90 days.

Statistics, ssa.gov

 

Historically, disability causes nearly 50% of all mortgage foreclosures, compared to 2% caused by death. 

Health Affairs, The Policy of The Health Sphere, Feb. 2, 2005

 

 

Almost 95% of disabling accidents and illnesses occur off the job and do not qualify for worker’s compensation.

Council for Disability Awareness, Long-term Disability Claims Review, 2011

 

Just over one in four of today’s 20-year-olds will become disabled before they retire.

Social Security Administration Fact Sheet - March 18, 2001

 

Almost one-third of Americans entering the workforce today (3 in 10) will become disabled before they retire.

Social Security Administration, Fact Sheet Jan 2009

 

 

Here are a few Myths and Truths regarding the need for disability insurance. 

 

Myth: I have enough disability income insurance coverage through my employer.

Truth: Group disability coverage only covers 60% of your gross income, and benefits are taxable. Can you afford a more than 40% pay cut?

 

Myth: I can always buy coverage later.

Truth: People usually don’t get healthier as they grow older, and coverage will cost more.

 

Myth: I can rely on my savings.

Truth: Even if you consistently save 10% of your salary, just one year of disability could easily wipe out many years of savings.

 

Myth: My family and friends will help me.

Truth: Are your loved ones in a financial position to support you? Do you want them to?

 

 

 

For a free consultation, please contact us for an appointment.

 

  

 

  *This blog is strictly the opinion of Michael A. Malleo and not those of

ASH Brokerage Corp., nor any of our affiliates.

 

Malleo Financial Services LLC cannot and will not give any specific tax or legal advice.

Please consult your tax professional or legal professional for such advice.