How Long Does It Take To Get A Disability Insurance Quote?
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The quote request form on this page will show you an instant average rate for people just like you. This resource pulls together the rates people are paying right now for in-force disability insurance policies who match your gender, age, occupation, and income range. You will be assigned an agent, and your agent will begin working on a detailed proposal specifically for you, and email that to you within the day. Feel free to call our office anytime during the week at 888-513-2300, any of our agents will be happy to answer any questions you have.
How Long Does It Take To Get A Policy Placed In-Force?
The average underwriting time of our agency is 30 days, this is the period of time from the moment we receive the completed application until the issued policy is emailed to you for delivery. Underwriting is the insurance company's selection process, and while 30 days is the average, it is very common for the process to take as short as 2 weeks, and as long as 2 months. There are several major factors that influence the underwriting time of your application.
1. How Detailed Is Your Application? - If you provide all of the details the insurance company needs up front, it takes us less time to keep coming back to you for clarification on some of your answers on the application. So it is always a good idea to provide a high level of detail when you apply for disability insurance.
2. How Long Does It Take To Obtain Your Medical Records? - This probably causes more delays than any other part of the underwriting process. The insurance company generally requests a copy of your medical records from your primary care physician, and the insurance company is also at the mercy of their office for them to turn around the request. Sometimes they obtain medical records within a couple days, however sometimes it takes a very long time for your physician to send the insurance company a copy of your medical records. There is a third party company that follows up on this request very often in order to obtain the records as quickly as possible.
3. Scheduling The Paramedical Exam - Once our office receives your completed disability insurance application we will order a paramedical company to contact you to schedule a paramedical examination if one is required. This includes a blood test, urine sample, BP reading, and some medical questions. If you schedule this sooner rather than later, it helps to reduce the underwriting time of your application.
The bottom line is that a disability insurance application can be underwritten very quickly, however there are some potential delays. As a consumer you can help to reduce the delay time by providing a high level of detail when you complete the application, ask your physician to provide the medical records quickly, and by scheduling the labs in the same week you receive the phone call.