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How much does long-term disability benefits cover?

A severe injury has taken you out of the workforce, and, now, you are worried. Your family depends on your income to keep the household running. While you have been diligent in creating an emergency fund of six months' expenses, you prepared in another important way. You have a long-term disability insurance policy.

Making sure you get long-term disability benefits

Long-term disability insurance is in place to protect workers and provide the financial support they need to pay for medical costs and living expenses if unable to work due to serious ailments. A medical emergency such as heart surgery, a traumatic brain injury from an accident or long-term sickness such as cancer, asthma, multiple sclerosis and depression qualify you for long-term disability insurance.

Ending workplace racial discrimination is part of the struggle for justice

In the wake of the death of George Floyd while in police custody, protesters have for days taken to the streets of Milwaukee and other major American cities to demand an end to racial injustice. The strength in numbers and the persistence of the protesters has prompted a number of companies to declare solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and vow to improve diversity and end racial discrimination in the workplace.

What the world needs now . . .

Today's riots mark one more turning point for the civil rights of all Americans. On June 11, 1963, President John F. Kennedy addressed the nation on the most pressing domestic issue of that day and today: the struggle to affirm civil rights for all Americans. Lamenting that 100 years had passed since the abolishment of slavery, and 2000 years since the new covenant was established by the Holy Trinity, Kennedy described racism as a moral issue that required legislation to correct: "The heart of the question is whether all Americans are to be afforded equal rights and equal opportunities, whether we are going to treat our fellow Americans as we want to be treated".

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