If an employee crucial to the function of your business becomes disabled, would day-to-day activity continue as usual or would disorder and uncertainty ensue? Would you be able to maintain the same level of business expectations and revenue stream? How will you cover for the financial loss of the employee or pay for a temporary replacement during his or her recovery? Key person disability insurance could help you answer these questions with confidence. It is designed to provide financial stability in a time of stress and anxiety due to the sudden loss of an important employee.

Who Needs Key Person Disability Coverage?

  • Employees who would be extremely difficult, time-consuming or expensive to replace
  • Highly skilled employees with unique training
  • Employees with exclusive ties to key clients, like sports stars
  • Narrow profit margins where a staff loss would mean financial trouble
  • Need to protect their revenue stream from loss (ex: hospitals protecting against the loss of a high-earning, respected surgeon)
  • Would be devastated if a high revenue-producing client became disabled and unable to perform

Key Person Disability vs. Key Person Life

When most business leaders think of purchasing key person coverage, they turn to life insurance. However, industry leaders point out that the chance of losing a key person to disability is 17 times greater than losing a key person to death, and the costs of hiring a recruiter to replace the key person and training him or her for a short period of time could be much more exorbitant than finding a permanent replacement.

Testimonial

"I’d been with my current insurance company for 15 years but after bumping into Ryan Waite around town a number of times I picked up the phone when my insurance renewal docs landed in my inbox to see if there was a better solution out there. Ryan collected my information, talked with me about my needs and called me a day later recommendations and options. He helped me to understand the gaps in my coverage and provided guidance for the best solution possible which, at that time, wasn’t one of his solutions. It a rare find to meet an agent that cares more about the best solution for someone over making a sale. Ryan’s at the top of my list for an annual insurance review and I look forward to working with him in the future."

- Justin H.