Understanding the Difference Between Sex-Distinct & Unisex Premiums

Fair or Unfair, insurance companies set premium
rates based on a number of factors and, unfortunately, females pay more for disability insurance.    

Why?

When it comes to the likelihood of becoming disabled, women have a greater frequency of disability claims than men resulting in higher premium rates.  The reasons for this are tied to medical conditions like breast cancer, complications of pregnancy, and other illnesses that are specific to females. As well as the number of women in the workforce is growing at a rate that is twice that for men according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Females are charged “Sex Distinct” premium rates.

However, it is possible for females to purchase insurance with “Unisex” or “Gender Neutral” rates, which when combined with other discounts, can reduce premiums as much as 50%.  As the name implies, “Unisex” premium rates for disability insurance are the same regardless of gender.

Many female professionals e.g., (doctor, dentist, attorney, accountant, engineer, etc.) or executives will purchase disability insurance at standard “Sex Distinct” female premium rates simply because they are not aware of multi-life situations that might be arranged with “Unisex” premium rates.  It is not to say your personal situation can result in a “Unisex” premium rate, but it is always something I will consider and look into on your behalf.   

Note even with “Sex Distinct” female premium rates, there are ways to reduce your premium cost.

Marc Maretsky Personal Insurance Services based in Beverly Hills, serves all of California and the United States.  I help my clients acquire life, disability, long-term care, and critical illness insured solutions, as well as enroll them into Medicare when eligible.

“No matter how fast technology changes our world and everything around us.  I believe the personal touch and a human voice are more important than ever.”

The purpose of MY WEBSITE is to provide insurance concepts and ideas of interest to my clients, favorable introductions, other professionals or anyone else who may be viewing this information.  The content is general in nature and subject to change.  It should not be considered complete advice on any company, product or ideas described.  Your appropriate attorney, CPA or tax advisor should be consulted for legal or tax reasons regarding your personal situation.

Please note my website has been optimized for viewing on larger screens.  If you’re looking at it on a cellphone or tablet, please click the "Desktop Site" setting to see it in its best form.