Disability Insurance Awareness Month 2019

May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month (DIAM) and every year The Council for Disability Awareness joins forces with others in the insurance industry to raise awareness about the importance of income protection.

The State of Disability Coverage in America

Millions of working Americans are facing a growing crisis: a lack of adequate disability insurance coverage.  Today, the absence of emergency savings, rising medical costs, and an overall trend of fewer employers offering benefits to workers has created a critical blind spot for many American workers and their families.  Without some kind of income protection, more Americans are experiencing severe financial difficulty if they need to miss work due to illness, injury or pregnancy.

DIAM 2019 | Downloadable Materials

We offer the following materials for download as part of our commitment to providing the most current resources for employers and consumers about the importance of alternate sources of income for times when one is out of work due to illness, injury or pregnancy.


All press and media related questions or inquiries should be directed to:

Joey Terry
CD&M Communications
Email: jterry@cdmc.com
Phone: (207) 347-3300 ext. 29

The Council for Disability Awareness
48 Free Street
Portland, ME 04101
Phone: (207) 774-2634
Email: info@disabilitycouncil.org

Fact Sheet and Social Media 

Click to Download All DIAM 2019 Materials

For Employers:

DIAM 2019 Fact Sheet (PDF File)

DIAM 2019 Twitter Content Package (zipped folder)

DIAM 2019 Facebook + LinkedIn Content Package (zipped folder)

DIAM 2019 Instagram Content Package (zipped folder)

DIAM 2019 Social Media Content (PDF File)

For Consumers:

Last year, The CDA launched a consumer microsite to encourage people to take the time to consider the reality of missing work as well as to identify the steps to insure themselves against this possibility. In doing so, the CDA aims to help people understand that some form of insurance coverage is a critical part of a responsible financial plan.