Group Disability Plan To Age 67
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Underwritten by New York Life Insurance Company
*Products are available in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, California and Massachusetts.
Benefits can be payable up to age 70
Monthly Benefits up to $10,000
Your own occupation protection
No medical exam typically required for applicants applying for up to $3,500*
Choice of Waiting Periods
Premiums waived during a period of covered disability
Optional residual benefits available
*Issuance of a Certificate of Insurance or payment of benefits may depend upon answers given in the underwriting process and the truthfulness of those answers
Eligibility & Exclusions
Who is eligible?
Physicians or dentists under age 60, who are actively performing the duties of their profession at least 30 hours per week. Applicants under age 50 can apply for up to $10,000 per month; members age 50-54 can apply for up to $6,000 per month and members ages 55-59 can apply for up to $3,000.
Benefits to age 70
Long Term Disability Benefits are payable up to age 67 for covered total disabilities beginning before age 55; to age 65 for total disabilities from ages 55 to 63; and for 24 months on and after age 65. Coverage terminates at age 70.
Features and Optional Benefits
Your Own Occupation Benefits
You are considered totally disabled if during the first five years of a covered disability due to accident or sickness, you are unable to perform the substantial and material duties of your regular occupation (specialty), thereafter, your complete inability to perform the substantial and material duties of any gainful occupation for which you are reasonably qualified by training, education or experience.
Coverage will be renewed until the premium due date coinciding with or following your 70th birthday. Renewal will terminate for non-payment of premium, or the date you retire or cease working full time (30 hours per week) for reasons other than a disability for which you have been receiving benefits.
Waiver of Premium
If a covered disability occurs prior to age 60, beginning with the next premium due date after you have received benefits for six consecutive months, premiums will be waived and will continue to be waived for as long as you are receiving benefits.
Survivorship Death Benefit
If death occurs while total disability benefits have been paid for at least 12 successive months, an amount equal to three times the monthly benefit amount for the month prior to death will be paid to the next of kin.
Choice of Waiting Periods
Choose the appropriate period of time for benefits to begin that’s most comfortable for you; 60, 90, or 180 days. The longer the waiting period you choose, the more economical the coverage.
Current 2016 semi-annual rates for each $1,000 of monthly benefits
Premium changes with each age bracket. *Rates for age 60 and over are for renewal only. Maximum benefit allowed at age 65 is $2,500 per month. Monthly benefits for total disability in excess of $2,500 will be reduced to $2,500. Premiums do not reduce. Insurance terminates at 70.
Optional Partial Disability Benefit(Residual)
Partial benefit will be paid when as a result of a covered accident or sickness you are not totally disabled but incur an income loss of at least 20% of pre-disability earnings. The benefit paid will be based on the percentage of the loss of income. However during the first 6 months the minimum benefit will be 50% of your total disability benefit. This coverage ends at the age of 65.
New York Life reserves the right to change premiums on any due date only if they are changed for all the other insured’s in the same insurance class. For example, a “class” is a group of insureds who share the same age. The changes can only be made once in any 365 day period.
Exclusions and Limitations
Preexisting condition is defined as an injury or sickness or any related condition for which a person consults a doctor, receives medical services, supplies, or takes medication during the 12 month period immediately before the effective date of insurance.
Our policy does not cover any disabilities or losses caused or contributed to by: War or any act of war whether declared or undeclared; intentionally self-inflicted injury; traveling in, or flying any aircraft operated by or under the direction of any military (land, sea or air) authority or while in any aircraft being used for any test or experimental purpose; pregnancy beginning before or during the first 30 days after your policy takes effect; service in the armed forces of any country or authority (in such even the pro rata unearned premium will be returned to you); or commission or attempted commission of a felony. In addition, you will not be entitled to benefits for two periods of disability at the same time.
Benefits for disabilities due to mental, nervous disorders or to alcoholism, chemical dependency or substance abuse are subject to a maximum of two years of payment.
Applying is Easy!
Simply click below to apply online in a matter of minutes. You may also download an application and return the completed form to the address provided below or if you prefer, scan and email it to the address noted below. You will not be asked any medical questions and will be able to select the best time that works with your schedule for a medical underwriting professional to contact you for medical history. Applicants under age 50 can apply for up to $10,000 per month; members age 50-54 can apply for up to $6,000 per month and members ages 55-59 can apply for up to $3,000. Send no money now. Your insurance will take effect upon the date of approval by New York Life Insurance company provided the requested premium is paid when due. Medical testing is normally not required for amounts $3,500 per month or less.
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30- Day Free Look
When you receive your Certificate of Insurance, examine it carefully. If you are not completely satisfied with your Level Term Disability Insurance Coverage, simply return your certificate, without claim, within 30 days with your request for a full refund of any premium paid.
No questions will be asked and there will be no further obligation.
This website provides a general description of the insurance plan offered and is not a contract. Complete terms, conditions, definitions, exclusions, limitations, and renewability requirements are detailed in Group Policy G-29482-0/GMR-FACE issued to the Insurance Trust of the Professions. When you become insured, you will be sent a Certificate of Insurance summarizing your benefits under the plan.
Questions? Call: 800-569-6535
Sidney A. Sass and Associates
4400 HWY 9, Suite 2800
Freehold, NJ 07728
CA License #0549790
New York Life Insurance Company
51 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010
On Policy Form G-29482-0/GMR-FACE