You can’t predict the future, but you can help protect it – at least when it comes to your finances. That’s the thinking that underlies disability insurance.
Nobody knows if, or when, they might have an injury or illness that could prevent them from working – particularly at this time when we’re seeing a dramatic upsurge in new cases of Covid-19. Without work, for most physicians, that would mean their income would diminish significantly or stop altogether.
Disability insurance is there to provide income at those times and is therefore considered an essential safety net to help protect our finances. That said, we find that many physicians – even those who currently have some disability insurance – may not have enough coverage, leaving their financial future vulnerable.