In previous posts, we have reviewed data collected by the Council for Disability Awareness related to long term disability claims. In the next few posts, we are going to look at the most recent study conducted by the Council for Disability Awareness.
To begin, here are a few of the notable trends that the study revealed regarding the gender, age and occupation of long term disability claimants:
- The majority of long term disability claims are filed by women.
- The average age of long term disability claimants has increased in recent years, with the vast majority of claimants filing between the ages of 50 and 59.
- The number of in-force individual disability policies for business management and administration, physicians and dental professional occupation categories increased, while the number of in-force policies for sales and marketing professionals decreased.
 The Council for Disability Awareness is “a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the American public about the risk and consequences of experiencing an income-interrupting illness or injury.”