Protecting your most important asset can be a daunting task

By Lisa Koerner, Insurance Advisor

What is your most important asset? It’s your ability to earn an income. When choosing disability programs to protect your income, there are a number of different companies and benefits. It’s often a task that takes time and research, along with several discussions with an insurance agent. Sometimes, the biggest challenge is finding an agent who is willing to work with you at the times that you’re available. Many of the people I work with are surprised when I respond to phone calls, emails and text messages after 5 p.m. and on the weekends. I know the schedules for students, residents and physicians can sometimes be challenging so I try my best to accommodate them.

A resident I recently worked with scheduled several meetings with me after 6 p.m. so we could discuss the different benefits available in the quotes I had shared, how they worked and the different costs. As we worked out the best benefits, the premium still came in a little high for his budget. The insurance provider I worked with offered an option to pay a lower premium in the beginning, then increase it over time with an option to level out the payments after he started his fellowship and increased his income. He was very thankful that we were able to get him the benefits that were important to him with payments that were affordable.

I once had a client tell me that I don’t act like an insurance agent because of the way I try to explain things. That was the best compliment I’ve ever gotten. I try to explain things in a way that I would want them explained to me.

Our goal is not just to sell you a policy, but to provide guidance in helping you find solutions for you for now and for the future. The greatest gift we have to offer is the gift of education.

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Note: This article is for informational purposes only and should not be considered as insurance advice related to your specific policy or situation. Please consult with a qualified insurance advisor or professional before making any policy decisions. Full disclaimer and contact information.

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