Who loves exciting developments in the income protection arena? We do! And this month we’re talking about Guaranteed Standard Issue (GSI).
As many of you may already know, a few top tier carriers offer high quality disability insurance. Most have the same requirements to obtain a Guaranteed Standard Offer.
The Purpose of GSI: This form of individual plan is designed to be employer paid (or mandatory contributory) and supplement the group offering. Often group plans are capped and discriminate against the more highly compensated. This offering makes it easy to obtain, WITHOUT UNDERWRITING (I’m sure many of you have seen where the president or a member of the “C” suite is often the uninsurable/unhealthy one), while still providing all of the benefits of an individual plan.
What does this mean?
- An own-occupation definition of disability (this plan is for executives or those earning at least $75,000 or $100,000 depending on the carrier).
- A true residual is part of the plan.
- COLA (Cost of Living Increase) options are available.
- The policy is usually non-cancellable (some offer this as a rider).
Are you an ancillary lines group producer? If so, this product is an excellent way to cement your client relationships and help the executives secure their financial plan.
Are you working outside of the insurance field? If you are an employer, business owner, or member of a group, feel free to contact us for more detailed information and to see if your group qualifies.
As we have said in the past, we strive to make this process easy and understandable. If and when you have a potential case we are more than happy to provide you with everything you need. Let us know how we can serve you!