Disability durations increasing among workers

Shepherd, Leah Carlson
July 2007
Employee Benefit News;Jul2007, Vol. 21 Issue 9, p1
The article reports on the increasing disability duration in the U.S. and its implications to employees. It is noted that disability for a 35-year-old white-collar male who suffered for 90 days or longer has increased to six years which was up from four years in 1985. David Woods, president of the Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education, said that this should serve as a wake-up call for employees to examine how they would survive financially if they were to file for disability.


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