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CDA Articles in the News


  • Reuters

    Job disability a headache for recovery

    Even though only 35 percent of applicants are awarded disability, those receiving disability benefits now account for 5.6 percent of the working age population, up from about 4.5 percent in 2007.


  • National Underwriter

    Income Protection: Are You Asking These 3 Questions?

    As a trusted advisor, you go out of your way to safeguard your clients and the employees who work at your clients' firms from loss. Undoubtedly, their major assets, like their homes and cars, are protected. But what about their most important financial resource?


  • Wall Street Journal

    Is Disability Coverage a Buy?

    Disability insurance has long been the stepchild of employee benefits, ignored by workers until it's needed. But with employee costs rising and company open-enrollment season beginning, it's worth a closer look.


  • Reuters

    Analysis: Employee disability benefits get costlier, complicated

    It is becoming more common for employees to pick up some of the cost of workplace benefits, as opposed to the employer. This article stresses the importance of making an informed decision about your benefits - know what you are paying for and take responsibility for understanding the value.


  • Insurance.com Five Group Disability Insurance Myths

    Debunk common misconceptions and avoid having a false sense of security. CDA encourages education and a financial plan as a good start.


  • National Underwriter

    Disability Insurance Views

    The recession has driven home the notion that a person's most valuable asset is their ability to earn an income. Key points from the Council for Disability Awareness (CDA) 2011 Claims Survey support this message. (PDF)


  • Washington Post

    Employers shift disability insurance cost to workers and trim benefits

    Disability insurance is an often overlooked and misunderstood benefit. As more employers shift the cost of this benefit to employees, it is important to understand and evaluate your options to be sure you are adequately covered.


  • Agent's Sales Journal

    The Affordability of Disability, Helping employers understand the perils of dropping disability coverage

    In today's economy, several employers may be cutting disability insurance due to cost. However, the stark reality and industry statistics demonstrate that most employers cannot afford to cut disability from their benefits package. (PDF)


  • NY Daily News

    Employees should understand disability insurance, plan for maximizing on benefits before retirement.

    Jean Chatzky, popular finance columnist, breaks down the basics of disability insurance and encourages employees to understand this benefit.


  • SmartMoney

    The Insurance Coverage You May Be Losing

    Employers are offering less coverage for disability as benefits costs rise. The article highlights this fact, and how disability is more common than people think. (PDF)


  • SmartMoney

    How to Buy Disability Insurance

    Statistics show that nearly one-third of all Americans will experience a disabling illness or injury preventing them to earn an income for a period of time. Given this information, disability insurance is something to consider and understand.


  • Wall Street Journal

    Protecting the American Dream

    For financial security, disability insurance tops the list. Despite the odds, most Americans are not preparing for the risk of a disability and failing to protect their most valuable asset, the ability to earn an income.


  • Wall Street Journal

    Preparing for the Unexpected

    The Personal Journal section of the Wall Street Journal features a special Disability Insurance article connecting the importance of "disability awareness" and financial security. The article features quotes from the CDA as a thought leader and expert resource.


CDA Articles in the News


  • Chicago Tribune

    Disability Policy Might Benefit Older Workers

    Working beyond traditional retirement age is a strategy many workers say they'll use to make up for skimpy nest eggs.


  • NY Times

    Financial Advice Gleaned From a Day in the Hot Seat

    This past Monday, I put that idea to the test, spending the afternoon in a Manhattan town house with eight wealthy men who are all members of an investment club called Tiger 21. I was there to hear an unvarnished critique of how my wife and I save, spend and think about money.


  • Wall Street Journal

    The Disability Divide

    In a way, the fact that a disproportionate percentage of Americans believe that an income-threatening disability won't happen to them affirms our basic human optimism.


  • Washington Post

    Employers Shift Disability Costs to Workers and Trim Benefits

    As annual benefit enrollment time approaches you probably aren't worried about examining your disability coverage details and costs the way you will your health insurance plan options. But you should.


  • Smart Money Magazine

    The Disability Dilemma

    Smart Money, the Wall Street Journal Magazine informs people how to protect themselves from the threat to financial security that a disability can cause.


  • Parade Magazine

    Is The American Dream Still Possible

    Parade Magazine surveys Americans nationwide about their finances and outlook for the future and provides interesting statistics on living well and financial security.


  • CNN/Money

    Fear and the Market

    We all Worry about Money. Problem is, We're Scared of the Wrong Things.


  • CNN/Money

    On the road to financial health

    Recovering from a serious illness can give you a new perspective - and a new set of financial challenges.