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02 May 2016

Disability insurance can protect your most important asset: your income

Photo: Jake BiscoglioMost people think they are invincible. But according to the 2014 Council for Disability Awareness, one in four of today’s 20-year-olds will become disabled before they retire, most likely from back injuries, cancer, heart disease and other conditions that cause the majority of long-term absences from work.
"The unexpected can destroy the best of plans," says Jake Biscoglio, vice president, absence and disability, Prudential Group Insurance. "More Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, leaving many without a financial plan in the event of a serious illness or injury."
May marks Disability Insurance Awareness Month, providing a wake-up call to all of those who are not prepared to be out of work for weeks or even months due to a disability. In fact, the average long-term disability lasts more than 2.5 years, according to 2013 data from Life Happens®, an insurance industry group that organizes Disability Insurance Awareness Month.
"Disability insurance is an important component of a financial wellness plan," Biscoglio says, "one that gives people the comfort knowing their families will be able to get through a serious illness or injury."  

Learn more about Disability Insurance Awareness Month. Want to talk to Jake? Contact Sheila Bridgeforth.
Group Insurance coverage are issued by The Prudential Insurance Company of America, a Prudential Financial Company, Newark, NJ.



Sheila Bridgeforth
phone: 973-802-6852
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