The Disability Insurance industry provides long-term and short-term disability insurance. Over the past five years, this industry has gained greater market penetration. Declining unemployment and relatively higher awareness of the consequences of disability have fueled industry revenue growth. In the coming years, this industry is expected to grow more slowly and closer to its historical average. By 2020, the industry is expected to consolidate and operators are likely to increase their capital expenditure to achieve greater operational efficiencies.
This industry underwrites (i.e. assuming the risk and assigning premiums) disability insurance policies. Disability insurance insures the beneficiary's earned income against the risk that a disability will render them unable to find full-time work in their chosen field. However, if an insured individual is deemed capable of working part time in a different field, they may not realize the full benefit of the insurance policy.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.
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