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Choosing the Right Disability Insurance; Why Carriers Outshine State-Mandated Options in New York

As a business owner in New York, it's important to consider disability insurance for your employees. You have the choice between state-mandated disability insurance and private insurance options. While the state-mandated option may seem convenient at a glance there are several advantages to opting for a private carrier that are worth exploring.

Understanding Disability Insurance in New York

State Mandated vs. Private Insurance

In New York, employers are required to provide state-mandated disability insurance. However, did you know that you also have the freedom to choose insurance? Understanding the differences between these two options can help you make a decision.

Advantages of Private Disability Insurance

Expanded Coverage Options

Private carriers often offer more comprehensive coverage compared to state-mandated plans. This means benefits, higher payout rates, and coverage tailored specifically to your unique needs. With Private insurance carriers, you also have the option to purchase a short and long-term disability policy.

Flexible Policy Terms

When it comes to insurance you typically have control over customizing your policy's terms. This flexibility enables you to personalize factors such as benefit duration and waiting periods before benefits start.

Personalized Customer Service

Private insurance carriers are known, for their personalized customer service.

Choosing disability insurance is a step for individuals residing in New York. It can prove to be highly valuable when navigating the complexities of a disability claim.

Faster Claim Processing

Opting for insurance carriers can have an advantage in terms of faster claim processing times. This means that you may receive your benefits promptly compared to a plan mandated by the state.

Additional Riders Available

Private insurance also give you the option to include Riders which will give you additional benefit such a a Cash Indemnity toward a stay at a hospital for all members of the family, not just the employee. This can help with out of pocket expenses and is very inexpensive, often less than $2 per employee per month.

Evaluating Your Disability Insurance Needs

Assessing Your Situation

When deciding on your disability insurance it's crucial to evaluate your situation. Consider the level of coverage you need and how long you can sustain yourself financially before the benefits kick in. These questions are essential and should be taken into account.


The Role of Professional Guidance

Understanding the options available for disability insurance can be challenging. Seeking advice from experts can provide guidance helping you comprehend the subtle variations between various policies and enabling you to select one that aligns with your specific needs.

Making an Informed Decision

Take some time to compare state-mandated plans with alternatives. Scrutinize each policy's benefits, costs, and terms carefully to determine which suits your financial circumstances.

It is crucial to understand all the specifics of any insurance policy, so make sure to read through all the details to avoid any unwelcome surprises later on.

While state-mandated options meet the requirements, private insurance providers often offer benefits that contribute towards greater security and financial stability.

Ready for an In-depth Exploration of Your Options? If you're thinking about disability insurance and need help assessing your choices Susan Wiener Enterprises is here to assist you. We can provide guidance to help you determine the best option for your specific needs. Don't settle for a one-size-fits-all solution. Contact us at 631 385 9602 for advice and support. Let's collaborate to safeguard your future!

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