Disability Insurance “How-To's” for the W2s

What Every Employee Needs to Know About Disability Insurance

$8.00 + your state filing fee
4 Credit Hours

This course favors L&H insurance agents but is applied as general credit for all agents.

COURSE DIFFICULTY

INTERMEDIATE
This course covers the following topics:
  • A discussion of the various provisions, and limitations, listed in most disability policies
  • An examination of the various types of disability insurance and programs and an in-depth look at the different forms available, including Social Security disability benefits and Workers’ Compensation
  • An overview of the history of disability insurance

Summary

Car insurance. Health insurance. Homeowner’s insurance. Life insurance. For most American workers, these insurance policies are things we understand, discuss, and often times see as necessities. But there’s one form of insurance that is harder to talk about because no one wants to think that it could happen to them. Yes, we’re talking about disability insurance. Studies have shown that one-third of employed Americans today will become disabled for at least 90 days at some point in their careers. Yet, lack of disability insurance is a common – and potentially devastating – financial error. In this course, we will provide insurance producers an in-depth understanding of the history of disability insurance, the various types of disability insurance and programs, an in-depth look at the different forms available, including Social Security disability benefits and Workers’ Compensation. We’ll also take a close look at the various provisions, and limitations, listed in most disability policies.

Outline

1. Introduction to Disability Insurance

  • 1.1 Overview
  • 1.2 Purpose of the Course
  • 1.3 Understanding the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • 1.4 Defining “Disability” According to the ADA
  • 1.5 Understanding “Undue Hardship” and “Reasonable Accommodation”
  • 1.6 Disability Insurance 101
  • 1.7 Disability Insurance Facts & Figures
  • 1.8 Summary
  • Chapter 1 Quiz

2. Disability Benefits for the W2 Employee

  • 2.1 Overview
  • 2.2 Why Do Businesses Purchase Disability Insurance for Employees?
  • 2.3 Group Disability Insurance
  • 2.4 What is Short-Term Disability (STD) Insurance?
  • 2.5 What is Long-Term Disability Insurance?
  • 2.6 Integration with Other Benefits
  • 2.7 Who Pays the Policy Premium?
  • 2.8 The Role of Supplemental Disability Insurance
  • 2.9 Summary
  • Chapter 2 Quiz

3. Understanding Individual Disability Insurance Policy Features

  • 3.1 Overview
  • 3.2 Occupational Ratings
  • 3.3 Levels of Disability
  • 3.4 Common Policy Features
  • 3.5 Disability Insurance Policy Benefits
  • 3.6 Optional Features and Riders
  • 3.7 The Exclusions and Limitations
  • 3.8 Making a Disability Claim
  • 3.9 Summary
  • Chapter 3 Quiz

4. Understanding the Role of Social Security Disability Benefits

  • 4.1 Overview
  • 4.2 A Brief History of Social Security Disability Benefits
  • 4.3 Eligibility Requirements
  • 4.4 The Process of Determining Eligibility
  • 4.5 Other Individuals Who May Be Eligible
  • 4.6 Special Situations
  • 4.7 Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits
  • 4.8 Summary
  • Chapter 4 Quiz

5. Understanding Workers’ Compensation Insurance

  • 5.1 Overview
  • 5.2 History of Workers’ Compensation Insurance
  • 5.3 Understanding the Role of “Negligence”
  • 5.4 Insurance Requirements
  • 5.5 Who is, and is Not, Covered by Workers Compensation?
  • 5.6 What is Covered by Workers Compensation?
  • 5.7 What Is Considered a Work-Related Injury?
  • 5.8 Who Handles the Claims?
  • 5.9 Summary
  • Chapter 5 Quiz

Exam

  • Final Exam

FAQ

Q: What should I expect from this online course?

A: We use a unique system to help you learn the material easily. Our online courses present you with information in large type that is easy to read. We highlight key items in gray and quiz you after each chapter to make sure you are learning critical information. You may review the material as much as you want before taking your required online, multiple-choice exam. Passing the exam proves your proficiency in that subject to your state’s governing authority.

Q: Can I print my online course materials and test questions?

A: According to the state authority, it is not permissible to print or download any course material or exam questions. However, you are free to access all online courses from our website anytime.

Q: How long does it take to complete an online course?

A: The time required to complete an online course varies from student to student, but it roughly approximates the number of credit hours awarded for the course. You must pass an online, multiple-choice exam. Passing the exam proves your proficiency in that subject to your state’s governing authority.