Exiting Residents

Every year since the JPS supplemental disability insurance program was put in force, a large portion of each year’s 60
exiting residents continue and increase their Ameritas disability insurance policy because of:

  • The superior definition of disability.
  • The guaranteed* access to coverage without the usual underwriting and without restrictions found with other carriers.
  • The significantly reduced premiums

*Please see the Employee Plan Benefit Summary for complete details.

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Application, Forms & Instructions

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Summary of JPS Part A
Disability Insurance

  • Each resident secures a $1,250 per month individual disability policy provided by Ameritas.
  • Eligible after 90 days of disability and payable to age 65.
  • The definition of disability that has no restrictions for mental/nervous claims and that does not offset with Social Security or other income.

*Please see the Employee Plan Benefit Summary for complete details

  • Fully portable to any state.
  • Ability to increase to $6,000 of coverage during training and up to $15,000 after training with no labs required and only two medical history questions.
  • 100% mandatory participation, employer-paid.

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Causes and Chances of Disability



Number of individuals between 21 and 64, with a BA degree or higher, who reported a disability in 2011.1



The Approximate number of disabilities are caused by illnesses rather than accidents.2



Number of doctors, aged 21 to 64, that will incur a disability lasting longer than 90 days. Between the ages of 30 and 34, the length of disability goes up to an average of 78 months.3


Over 70%

The percent of individuals that say a disability (which prevents them from working) would likely be caused by a serious accident, when more than 90% of disabilities are actually caused by illness.4

Common causes of individual disability insurance claims are:

Source: Principal Life Disability insurance claims payments issued in 2011. The above is for illustrative purposes only and is not intended as an inclusive representation of all claims.

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1. Erickson, W., Lee, C., von Schrader, S. (2013). Disability Statistics from the 2011 American Community Survey (ACS). Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Employment and Disability Institute (EDI). Retrieved Mar 07, 2013 from www.disabilitystatistics.org
2. Council for Disability Awareness, “Disability facts you should know”, December 2011?
3. Council for Disability Awareness- Personal Disability Quotient
4. Council for Disability Awareness 2010 Consumer Disability Awareness Study