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Your goal should be to replace as much of your pre-disability gross earnings as possible. The maximum amount of company disability insurance you can carry will generally only replace 60–70% of your gross income. You should consider purchasing the maximum amount of disability insurance through your employer, and, if necessary, purchase more insurance from a private carrier.
What If You Need More Disability Insurance?
If you only have the minimum disability coverage provided by an employer or you are self-employed, you can purchase an individual policy from an insurance company, enroll in a group plan offered through an association, or, if available, purchase more disability coverage from the employer. Here are some things to consider:
If you or your spouse is self-employed, make sure that you have adequate disability coverage.