Help protect everything you’ve worked for.
You’ve worked hard to build a life for yourself and your family—don’t lose it all to something unexpected. This Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance plan, issued by The Prudential Insurance Company of America (Prudential), helps provide monthly income if you become disabled as the result of a covered accident or illness (including pregnancy).
Long term disabilities can range from something as common as arthritis to something as serious as cancer or as life-changing as Alzheimer’s. This coverage, which offers special group rates for AOA members, can help pay credit card bills, the mortgage, college tuition, and more if you’re unable to work because of a disability. Since most of your expenses will continue during a time of disability, it is vitally important that you have a plan that covers those commitments.
Features that work for you.
Customize to Fit Your Needs
Upon enrolling you will choose a maximum payment period, elimination period, and monthly benefit amount that best meets your needs.
The Maximum Payment Period (also referred to as the “benefit period”) is the maximum period of time for which benefits are paid by this plan. Your choices: To age 65, 5 Years, 2 Years.
The Elimination Period (also referred to as the “waiting period”) is the period of time you must be disabled, due to a covered disability, before this plan’s benefits are payable. Your choices: 90 Days, 180 Days, 360 Days.
The Monthly Disability Benefit Amount is the amount that you choose and Prudential approves as your maximum monthly disability benefit in this plan. This amount cannot be more than 60% of your monthly insured earnings. (To estimate this amount, divide your estimated annual earned income by 12 and multiply by .60.) Current additional underwriting limits may apply. At the time of claim, your combined group monthly disability benefits cannot exceed 60% of your monthly insured earnings. If you already own an Individual Disability policy, your combined individual and group monthly disability benefits cannot exceed 100% of your monthly insured earnings. Your choices: $100, $500, $750, $1000, $1250, $1500, $2000, $2500, $3000, $3500, $4000, $4500, $5000, $5500, $6000, $6500, $7000, $7500, $8000, $8500, $9000, $9500, $10000.
Apply Without a Medical Exam
We strive to make the application process as painless as possible. No physical/paramed exam is typically required by Prudential to apply, however, Prudential may request a completed physical exam and/or doctor’s records to determine insurability. If necessary, you may be required to provide more detailed information about specific medical conditions and/or medical records may be ordered from your attending physicians at no cost to you. For monthly benefit amounts greater than $100, acceptance into the plan is not guaranteed and is subject to evidence of insurability as determined by Prudential.
"Own Occupation" Coverage
This plan’s definition of “disabled” is specific to your own occupation. A member is considered disabled if he or she has physical, mental or emotional limits caused by a current sickness or injury and, due to these limits, he or she is: (a) not able to perform, on a full-time basis, the major duties of his or her own occupation: and (b) not able to earn more than this plan’s maximum allowed income earned during disability. This own occupation definition remains in effect for your full benefit period.
Optional COLA and CDS
You may choose to add a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) and Critical Disability Supplement (CDS) benefits to your plan. The cost for adding these optional benefits are 14% of your base premium.
COLA: We apply a cost of living adjustment to your monthly benefit each year while you are disabled. This allows your monthly benefit to change with inflation. The cost of living factor equals the lesser of: (a) one-half of the CPI-W from the prior December; and (b) 3%.
CDS: Critical Disability Supplement pays an additional benefit if you have a functional disability, meaning that, due to sickness or injury, you are: (a) not able to perform two or more activities of daily living on a routine basis, without at least standby help; or (b) cognitively impaired and needs constant verbal cueing to protect himself or herself or others. If you meet the conditions of the policy, we pay 10% of your insured earnings up to a monthly maximum of $5,000.00. may be treated as a recurring disability. If the later disability is a recurring disability, you will not need to complete a new elimination period before becoming entitled to benefits.
30-day Free Look
If your application is approved by Prudential, and have made your initial premium payment, you will receive your new certificate of coverage. Be sure that you understand all of your rights and benefits under the plan. If you are not completely satisfied, for any reason, return the certificate of coverage within 30 days of receipt and your premium will be fully refunded, no questions asked.
Paying the premium applicable for your particular age automatically renews this coverage. Coverage will end only if (1) you do not pay this premium: (2) you retire: (3) you cease to be actively engaged full-time in your profession: (4) you cease to be a member of a participating association: (5) the group policy ends. Otherwise, coverage is renewable to any age.
Residual benefit: Allows you to rebuild your income to its pre-disability level as you return to full-time work. During the first 12 months you return to work, your combined gross monthly benefit and current part-time earnings while disabled can be as much as 100% of your pre-disability earnings.
Rehabilitation benefit: This coverage includes an elective rehabilitation program. While you participate in a rehabilitation program approved by Prudential, you are entitled to receive 110% of the monthly benefit otherwise payable to you. Additional consideration can be given to ancillary expenses, such as childcare costs, which are incurred to allow you to participate in the rehabilitation.
Waiver of Premium benefit: If you become disabled and satisfy the elimination period, we will waive premiums which become due during any continuing period of disability for which you are receiving benefits.
Waiver of Elimination Period benefit: Your benefits in this plan will end when you cease to be disabled. In the event that you suffer a later disability, the disability may be treated as a recurring disability. If the later disability is a recurring disability, you will not need to complete a new elimination period before becoming entitled to benefits.
Additional Plan Details
In order to participate in the group plan, you must be a licensed physician and a member of a participating organization in the Association Insurance Trust (AIT).
You must be actively engaged in the practice of your regular occupation, working at least 30 hours per week in that occupation, and an active member of a participating association. Your eligibility is also subject to review based on the information and the medical history provided on your application and, if necessary, by your attending physician or other medical sources. Other evidence of insurability may also be required.
This Long Term Disability insurance plan is issued as an association group plan and available to members of participating associations in the Association Insurance Trust (AIT). Your association has either elected to be a participating organization in the AIT and/or you may become a member of a participating organization. This plan is also made available through membership in the American Association of Business Networking, which is a Participating Organization in the AIT.
Limitations and Exlcusions
Disabilities due to mental and nervous disorders, and alcohol or drug abuse are covered under this plan for a lifetime maximum of two years.
This policy does not cover disabilities or losses caused by, contributed to, or resulting from:
- War, any act of war, or military service
- Suicide, attempted suicide, or intentionally self-inflicted injury
- Service in the armed forces
- Participation in a riot or other civil disorder
- Participation in an unlawful occupation
Also, no benefits are payable for any period of disability during which you are not receiving the regular care and treatment of a doctor other than yourself.
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* Income and underwriting limits still apply.
** No medical exam is typically required to apply, however, Prudential reserves the right to request a completed exam and/or doctor’s records to determine insurability. For monthly benefit amounts greater than $100, acceptance into the plan is not guaranteed and is subject to evidence of insurability as determined by Prudential.
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This policy provides disability income insurance only. It does NOT provide basic hospital, basic medical, or major medical insurance as defined by the New York State Department of Financial Services.
North Carolina Residents: THIS IS NOT A MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT PLAN. If you are eligible for Medicare, review the Guide to Health Insurance for People with Medicare, which is available from the company.
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