This is a story about NY long-term disability insurance that I debated telling, but I think its power speaks to the level of understanding that people need to have when it comes to protecting themselves and their family.
Tragedies happen… Plain and simple. I hope it doesn’t happen to you, but there is a 1 in 7 chance it will.
My Long-term Disability Story
A while ago, I called a client of mine to touch base. Their NY home insurance was renewing and I wanted to see if anything had changed in their lives that might warrant a change in coverage (one of the many things we pride ourselves on here at The Murray Group).
When the husband picked up the phone I could tell that something was wrong. I asked him how things were and if anything had happened over the last year that I should know about, (improvements to the house, etc). His response rocked me like an earthquake:
“My Son was hit by a drunk driver… head on collision… He’s going to live but will be permanently disabled…”
My heart exploded…
The son’s accident is the reason that NY long-term disability insurance should be as mandatory and NY auto insurance. This kid has 60 years of life left… with a permanent disability.
Fresh out of college, he was probably not making that much money, so you figure any long-term disability insurance policy that he could have purchased would not provide a huge weekly or monthly benefit. But that benefit would be paid for the next 40 years (standard long-term disability insurance policy pays till age 65). That’s 40 years of consistent payments to help make a life for himself.
Horrific tragedies are not to be taken lightly and I don’t want you to think this is some dirty sales pitch because its not.
This is just a warning, a story I hope I never have to live through and I hope you never have to live through.
That night I prayed for the man and his son and then I prayed for my own family.
But if it does happen to me, I want “How am I going to pay the bills?” to be the last question I need to worry about.
Think about it, then give our NY long-term disability insurance specialist a call at (518) 456-6688 or you can click here to get in contact with us by email.
Its a decision you’ll never regret.