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Young Physicians: Cover Your Bases With These 3 Insurance Essentials

15 June 2019

Even if you don’t play or watch the game of baseball, you have most certainly heard the expression “cover your bases.”

It essentially means “be prepared” – position your team to be alert for any possibility – whether it’s a line drive hit down the third base line or a runner trying to steal second. The idea is to be ready so no matter what happens you are not caught off guard.

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Why Residents Should Think Twice about Disability Insurance Protection

25 May 2019

As a resident, you may believe that you don’t need to think about long-term disability insurance, since it is part of your employer-provided benefits package. It is reasonable to feel confident in the benefits provided by your employer. But to be sure that your disability insurance will help protect your finances properly in the event of a serious accident or illness, you should look closely at your insurance protection to make sure it fits your situation; and as a resident, you may have specific needs that your employer-provided coverage simply cannot meet.

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Residents: Keep Your Valuable Benefits After You Graduate

9 March 2019

When you graduate you will embark on a new chapter in your professional life. You’ll be starting a new job – with new responsibilities, working with new colleagues, maybe even moving into a new home and starting a family.

Before you graduate, however, we want to remind you about the benefits that come with your TMA membership – some of which, you may not even be aware are available to you. This could be a good time to review those benefits, as they can be very valuable, particularly when you transition to the next phase of your career.

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Essential Protection Made Easy for Residents and Fellows

2 March 2019

You have invested heavily in your future; putting forth effort, time, and significant expense to get where you are today. As you near the conclusion of your medical residency, you expect a successful career of personal satisfaction and accomplishment. Still, no one can say with certainty what the future holds. If the unexpected should happen, proper insurance coverage will help you meet the unknown head on. What type on insurance should you carry as a resident or fellow? For those who aren’t sure where to start, we have created a package of the most essential insurance products for physicians who are starting out in their careers.

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Residents: 5 Vital Reasons to Get More Life Insurance

1 September 2018

Most medical residents receive life insurance as a benefit from their employers. Whether you have already taken advantage of this coverage or not, there are strong financial advantages in obtaining supplemental life insurance outside the workplace.

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5 Surprising Facts Residents Need to Know About Disability Insurance

6 May 2017

If you are a medical resident, you are likely young and healthy, and rightly feel like the world is ahead of you. Long-term disability insurance is probably the last thing on your mind. However, statistics show that 1 in 4 young adults will become disabled before retirement age. If you should ever become disabled, long-term disability insurance can provide the income to meet your living expenses – and pay back your student loans – while you can’t work.

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Student Debt. One Good Reason Why Medical Students and Residents Need Life Insurance.

23 July 2016

Life insurance may be the last thing on your mind, if you’re a medical student, resident or young physician just starting out. Since you have few, if any dependents, you may think it’s a waste of money. Yet young physicians like you, in Texas and around the country, are starting careers with more financial risks than any previous generation of physicians.

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New Physician's Guide to Long-Term Disability

21 April 2016

What is long-term disability insurance?

When unwanted illness or injury keeps you from practicing medicine for months or years at a time, a long-term disability insurance policy is designed to provide a benefit while you are unable to work.

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