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Choosing Between Disability Insurance and Critical Illness Insurance

Synopsis: Disability insurance or income-replacement insurance provides a monthly benefit if you ever should become disabled.(1)

Author: Disabled World Contact: Disabled World (www.disabled-world.com)

Published: 2010-08-22 Updated: 2020-12-22

Key Points:

Your insurance policy may cover as few as 3 to over two dozen critical illnesses.

Ceteris paribus, the stricter the definition of disability, the more expensive the payment.

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Disability insurance is also known as income-replacement insurance. It provides a monthly benefit to you if you ever in case you ever should become disabled, rendering you unable to operate in regular daily tasks. The disability is defined by the policy itself.

These are the usual 3 categories of disability insurance:

Ceteris paribus, which means "all other things being equal", the stricter the definition of disability, the more expensive the payment. Such terms are reasonable since the insurer is facing an increased likelihood of paying you your insurance claim.

As for Critical Illness insurance, it pays out in a lump sum if you are found to have a critical illness which is covered by the plan. Your insurance policy may cover as few as 3 to over two dozen critical illnesses. The definitions are similar among carriers, but it is a good idea to contact your broker who works with several carriers.

Another difference is that Critical Illness payouts aren't dependent on your ability to peform employment duties. Instead, the price is generally even for 10 years, the first 20 years, to age 75 or up to age 100. The longer the premium guarantee period, the higher the initial premium.

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