Beginning March 29: To help insurance agents and financial advisors like you guide clients in making critical wealth, health and life decisions we will be moving our coverage from to

Our comprehensive coverage will help you expand your knowledge base and adapt a new client-centric approach that incorporates both insurance and investment solutions.

ThinkAdvisor’s new Life/Health channel is your roadmap to thriving in a disrupted environment.


Filed Under:Health Insurance, Disability

The Tattered Safety Net for the Disabled (Washington Post)

A report from Social Security trustees found that the costs of the disability insurance program would exceed the amount coming in from payroll taxes by 2013, and run out of money completely in 2016. The number of workers with disabilities has almost tripled since 1990. Benefits average about $1,100 a month, 60% of those receiving benefits have a high school education or less, and almost one-fourth live below the poverty level. The disability program is in need of updating. Beyond the Americans With Disabilities Act, employers currently have no incentive to accommodate workers with disabilities. The wait time for determination to receive disability benefits can take years, and those who receive benefits are discouraged by the rules from finding suitable work.

Read the story.

Featured Video

Most Recent Videos

Behind the scenes with Vicki Gunvalson [VIDEO]


In this exclusive interview, Vicki Gunvalson shares how she built a $15 million a year annuity business by planning for...

Regulator: Market may need to reinvent LTCI


Cioppa says Maine's governor wants to spur the creation of better products.

Dementia: It's more than Alzheimer's


An association calls for policymakers to remember lesser-known neurodegenerative conditions.

Protesters Disrupt WellPoint Annual Meeting


Hecklers call for more disclosures of information about political contributions.

Related resources

More Resources


Power your business with up-to-the-minute insurance news, analysis, and best practices from LifeHealthPro Daily eNewsletter – FREE.

Power your business with LifeHealthPro Daily eNewsletter – FREE.

Enter a valid email address.
Nichole Morford

Nichole Morford
Managing Editor

Thank you for subscribing to LifeHealthPro Daily!

Check Out More eNewsletters Now! Close

Advertisement. Closing in 15 seconds.