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Could bullying lead to mental disability among workers?

Posted December 31, 2012

Bullying brings to mind the picture of girls picking on each other in the schoolyard. Or even a more current idea of bullying would be teenagers virtually picking on each other through Facebook. A new study places bullying in sort of the adult version of a schoolyard: the workplace. Researchers in Finland studied several thousand […]

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Who is responsible for the disabled during natural disasters?

Posted December 29, 2012

For California residents with physical and mental disabilities, simply navigating everyday life can be a huge, difficult challenge. So what happens during a natural disaster that comes on suddenly and leaves mass damage in its wake? How can people with disabilities survive such situations and the long recovery period that comes after? That question is […]

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Parents of disabled may have more need for disability insurance

Posted December 20, 2012

Parents love their kids, no matter what. Still, certain circumstances can make parenting extremely stressful. High levels of stress do not make for less love. Stress might, however, mean that parents of disabled kids particularly should consider buying disability insurance. A recent study reveals that the stresses experienced by disabled kids’ parents have measurable health […]

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Posted December 13, 2012

Even more than a decade after the attack on the World Trade Center many people still live with the pain of what happened. Lives were lost on that day, but they were also lost or compromised in long-term aspects. A couple of officers who worked at Ground Zero after the attack, as well as a […]

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Does stigma of mental health problems keep some from help?

Posted December 6, 2012

For someone to admit that they have a disease such as cancer or Parkinson’s, it is perhaps emotionally difficult. Still, reporting those health problems comes with less negative stigma attached to it than what comes with someone saying, “I suffer from depression.” Mental health disorders are common; yet many who suffer from some sort of […]

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Insurance cost: The downside of women living longer

Posted November 29, 2012

There are a couple of things that women have over men. They are better drivers and they tend to live longer. While the driving part may not be true, research does reflect that women on average outlive men. That’s basically good news for women, right? Well, it certainly is good news that women will get […]

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Getting older is no excuse to neglect getting disability insurance

Posted November 23, 2012

People are working into an older age these days. That awaited retirement at the age of 65 is now basically just a memory. Most can’t afford to stop working at that point. This recession-related reality brings to light a disability insurance matter: older workers need to protect their futures with disability insurance plans, too. Maybe […]

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Disabled veterans frustrated by long wait for benefits

Posted November 15, 2012

Service men and women are increasingly disabled during our modern wars, rather than suffering fatal injuries. Our armed services have better body armor and better medical care in the field so injuries which once would have been fatal, are no longer. The downside of the increase in injury survivability is that more veterans are coming […]

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New data shows the value, complexity of disability insurance

Posted November 8, 2012

In a recent post on our blog, we made a note of data that outlined a problematic trend: fewer and fewer young adults are safeguarding their futures with disability insurance policies. Various factors, ranging from costs to changing styles of work for young professionals have attributed to a lessened interest in what could later prove […]

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Breast cancer keeps fewer people from their work than years ago

Posted November 2, 2012

Awareness around breast cancer is likely at an all-time high in the U.S. With Breast Cancer Awareness month just behind us, the threat of the disease is fresh in all of our minds. Cancer is more than a reason for football players to wear pink; it is a life-changing condition for those who survive it. […]

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