Whenever I talk to ADA student members, I always stress the importance of enrolling in the no-cost ADA student members disability insurance as soon as possible. I’ve been working as an Insurance Plan Specialist for Great-West Financial long enough to know that having disability coverage while you’re in dental school is one of the most important ways you can help protect your future.
There are countless ways you could become disabled. Fall off your bike and break your leg. Slip on the ice and injure your back. A skiing accident could end your career as a dentist. You could also be diagnosed with an illness, such as cancer, that could force you to interrupt your education.
What if you became disabled? What if you became disabled and had to drop out of school for a period of time? How would you pay your bills? Your student loans? What if you could no longer pursue a career in dentistry and had to choose a different profession that might not pay as well? Can you see why having disability insurance is a good idea?
This coverage is a huge advantage while you’re in school — especially at no cost to you. Your student member coverage includes:
- $2,000 a month for living expenses
- up to $150,000 in student loan repayment
- “own occupation” coverage — you’re covered even if you become disabled to the extent that you can no longer work in the capacity that you were trained and have to switch to a new profession
You’ll also have the option to convert your student disability insurance to the more comprehensive paid insurance plans for practicing ADA members — at exclusive member rates. You can convert to the disability insurance you’ll need as a dentist as early as January of the year you graduate. This allows you to focus on graduation and settle into your new role as a dentist with your insurance already taken care of through the ADA members insurance plans.
So, if you haven’t requested activation of your no-cost ADA student members insurance yet, do it now. Just visit insurance.ada.org/why to register your account and request activation of your coverage. Questions? Contact me or another Insurance Plan Specialist anytime at 855.411.5198 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
~Cathryn Hopson, Great-West Financial® Insurance Plan Specialist
Benefits are not payable, as defined by the respective policy, for death or disability resulting from a sickness, disorder, physical condition, or symptom that existed or was treated within 12 months prior to enrollment. For more on eligibility, pre-existing conditions and other information, visit insurance.ada.org/student.
This material is not a contract. Benefits are provided under respective Group Policy No. (1108GDH-SDP Student Disability) filed in the state of Illinois in accordance with and governed by Illinois law, issued to the American Dental Association, and underwritten by Great-West Financial®. All ADA-sponsored coverage is subject to underwriting and is not guaranteed issue unless specifically stated otherwise. Coverage that is guaranteed issue is subject to a pre-existing condition limitation. Coverage is available to eligible ADA members and student members in all fifty states and US territories under the aforementioned group policy. Each insured will receive a certificate of insurance describing the terms and conditions of their coverage. Great-West Financial® refers to the products and services provided by Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company (GWL&A), its subsidiaries and affiliates. GWL&A is not licensed in New York, but eligible members residing in New York may request and ultimately receive coverage under the aforementioned group policy. ©2017 Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company. All Rights Reserved.
Student coverage is issued regardless of your condition if you are under 45 and residing in any U.S. state or territory including New York. If you are 45 or older, you can apply for the no-cost coverage and all student program features by providing proof of good health. Coverage renews automatically each academic year. Individuals may convert coverage to the plans for practicing dentists after graduation by paying ADA member premiums and maintaining ADA membership. STUBLOG_0517
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