A Downside Of Our Employer’s Disability Plan Is That An Employee Loses Coverage When He/She Quits Or Loses The Job. Will The Employee Then Qualify To Buy Individual Coverage?

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Jeffrey Johnson is a legal writer with a focus on personal injury. He has worked on personal injury and sovereign immunity litigation in addition to experience in family, estate, and criminal law. He earned a J.D. from the University of Baltimore and has worked in legal offices and non-profits in Maryland, Texas, and North Carolina. He has also earned an MFA in screenwriting from Chapman Univer...

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Your plan may include a provision for converting the group coverage to an individual plan. Check with your employer’s insurance advisor.

If your health is good and you are concerned about being dependent on an employer’s disability plan, you could also apply for an individual plan after you find a new job.

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