Disability Income Insurance For Resident Physicians

Specialty-specific coverage to help protect one of your most valuable assets – your ability to earn an income over your working life.

Apply for the disability coverage you may need as a Resident

You have invested years of your life, hundreds of thousands of dollars on your medical education, and have a potential income stream that could be significant.  That all needs to be protected.

While you may have employer coverage, it’s likely not covering you at an adequate benefit level or offering the own-specialty protection you need.  It’s important to fill in those gaps in coverage with supplemental disability income insurance protection: the AMA-Sponsored Group Disability Income Insurance for Resident Physicians.

$5,000 monthly benefit at physician-only rates

Up to $5000 in monthly disability benefits as a resident under 40- regardless of your current salary, debt or existing coverage amounts.  Both employers and insurers tend to base coverage amounts on current salary, even though it’s rarely enough to cover a resident’s living expenses if you become disabled.

Choose Your Definition of Disability

To enhance the strength of this coverage, you can choose the “True Own-Specialty” definition of disability option to allow you to collect full benefits if you choose to return to work in another occupation.  Additional cost applies.

Up to a 10% Rate Reduction

Members of the American Medical Association receive a 10% rate reduction. Rate reductions are reviewed annually and although not promised or guaranteed, premium credits have lowered the cost of this insurance since 2006. Rates may vary by state of residence.

Up to $200,000 to repay medical school loans

Repaying education loans can take up a large part of your income.  And if you can’t work again, it could significantly impact your family’s finances.  That’s why this exclusive coverage for residents includes a medical school loan repayment benefit- at no extra cost.  The benefit can pay up to $200,000 to help ease the burden, if you become insured before age 40 and suffer a Permanent covered Total Disability before reaching age 45.

Portable Protection

If you’re insured through your employer, chances are you’ll lose your coverage when residency ends.  This coverage can remain with you after the completion of your residency and even if you change jobs or become self-employed.  This is an important consideration, since you’re in the early stages of your career.

Personal service from our Insurance Specialists

As a resident, your schedule can be very demanding and carving out time to address your insurance needs might not be high on your list.  Our Insurance Specialists are here to help make that process easier and to help you select the disability coverage that meets your unique needs.  Our Insurance Specialists are non-commissioned, salaried employees and have no sales quotas to meet.  Their sole purpose is to serve you.

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Rates current as of 2024.

AMA Sponsored Disability Income Insurance underwritten by New York Life Insurance Company, 51 Madison Ave, New York, New York 10010, under group policy NO. G-30639-0 and on policy form GM R-FACE/G-30639-0. Coverage may not be available in all states and product features may vary by state.

Quotes are for illustrative purposes only. Rates and premium credits are reviewed and may change annually; the premium credit is locked in when coverage is issued and is guaranteed for at least the first year of coverage.
Rates are based on your age on the effective date of coverage and your attained age on each renewal date. Depending on program experience, premiums may change on the policy anniversary date (July 1) or your annual renewal date (whichever is later).

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