Becoming disabled is a serious risk to your financial future. Learn how to take care of your bills and finances even after losing your income due to a disability.

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SafetyNet Review from Bud, a Real Disability Insurance Customer

Video Transcription of SafetyNet Review Bud, a Real SafetyNet™ Customer: Have you heard Bud’s story? As I’m getting the ground ready for gardening I twisted my hip It was a pain that I hadn’t felt before…to the point where I really couldn’t walk. I had a total hip replacement. So then we realized I’m not […]

woman negotiating medical bills
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Six Questions to Ask When Negotiating Medical Costs

Whether you’re between jobs, experiencing other financial hardship, or just have more medical bills than your emergency fund can provide for, you should know medical providers are very likely to be able to offer you a discount or even entirely waive your costs. The fact is, according to a Kaiser / New York Times survey, […]

Money in a jar for health savings
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Health Savings Accounts: 7 Things to Know About HSA’s

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are a means of helping Americans save for future healthcare and medical expenses. The incentive for doing so is the money you save on costs you will have to pay anyway. First created in 2003, an estimated $42.7 billion is held in over 21 million HSA accounts less than 15 years later. If […]

Man suffering from heart attack: Impact of layoffs on your health
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The Impact of Layoffs on Health: Going from Insult to Injury

Heart attacks, stroke, hypertension, arthritis. These are just a few of the chronic or fatal illnesses people are more likely to experience in the months or even years after being laid off. While it doesn’t take a scientist to know that finding oneself out of a job is a terrible feeling—even traumatic—new research quantifies that […]

Back pain for office workers
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Office Work and Back Pain: Why Your Symptoms May Not Reflect the Cause

You may not be surprised to hear that the most common complaint movement expert and physical therapist Theresa Larson hears from office workers is pain in the low back and neck. Walk into any office and you’ll find plenty of people hunched over a keyboard slouching toward a screen. What may come as a surprise, […]

WISCONSIN RESOURCES FOR DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT HELP
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Wisconsin Resources for Disability Employment Help

If you’ve lost your job due to a new disability, you may feel isolated and on your own. The fact is, however, 26% of respondents to a recent SafetyNet™ survey have been unable to bring in an income due to job loss, illness or disability over the last 5 years. It may seem surprising, but […]

Low Back Fix with Dr. Theresa Larson
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Physical Freedom and Financial Freedom Go Hand in Hand

By Dr. Theresa Larson, DPT, CSCS, SFMA and Anders Varner Financial freedom is the hallmark of retirement. The ability to travel, explore the world, and live the final trimester of life without the financial stress and daily grind of work. You can imagine what it will feel like the day you finally walk away from work as […]

Man in wheelchair researching Social Security disability
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How Does Social Security Disability Insurance Work?

It’s not something most of us think about on a daily basis, but injury and illness prevent millions of Americans from earning an income each year. In fact, according to the Social Security Administration (SSA) a little more than 1 in 4 of today’s 20-year-olds will become disabled before reaching retirement. While Social Security benefits […]

Comparing short-term disability insurance: Aflac vs. SafetyNet
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Short-Term Disability Insurance Comparison: SafetyNet™ Vs. Aflac

Disability is a personal matter, with circumstances that are unique to each of us. Your short-term disability insurance should be, too. When comparing options for short-term disability insurance, the more you know about your own challenges and preferences, the better able you will be to choose the option that’s right for you. Both SafetyNet™ and […]

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Income Loss from Work-Related Injury Is a Costly Problem

When you think of on-the-job injuries, some trades probably come to mind: construction, manufacturing, nursing, trucking. The fact is, the risk of work-related injury and illness span every industry, and their consequences are expensive and complex. In 2015, U.S. employers reported 104 cases of nonfatal occupational illness or injury per every 10,000 full-time employees, many […]