Summary Of Missouri Specific Policy Features*

Percent More or Less than Average Premium

Male: -5.76%

Female: -2.31%

Policy Options from All of the Big Six Companies:

Yes

Unisex Policies Offered

No

*The information on this page are accurate as of the date this page was created, September 2021.  Policies and discounts vary by individual circumstances. For information on your specific options, please console with one of our advisors.


Located in the Midwestern region of the United States is Missouri, which is named after the Missouri River, which flows through the center of the state. Considered the 21st largest state by land area, Missouri covers a total of almost 70,000 square miles of mostly land area.


For the state’s 6.1 million residents, Missouri offers one of the highest gross state product amounts of $299 billion (as of 2016). Major industries that contribute to Missouri’s economy include: aerospace, transportation equipment, food processing, chemicals, printing/publishing, electrical equipment, light manufacturing, and financial services. In addition, Missouri also produces much of the country’s agriculture products including beef, soybeans, pork, dairy products, hay, corn, poultry, and more.


As of 2021, there were 11,503 active physicians in Missouri, working in a variety of medical specialties including:


  • Emergency medicine: 1,189

  • Anesthesiologists: 1,163

  • Radiology: 1,152

  • Surgery: 1,122

  • Psychiatry: 1,089

  • Cardiology: 695

  • Oncology: 455

  • Endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism: 190

  • All other specialties: 4,448



Understanding Terms of Disability Insurance

As an important factor for financial security, physician disability insurance is a type of insurance that provides income in the event that you are unable to work due to an injury or illness. Your disability could be from a long-term illness to a disabling accident, which either could take your career and financial stability.


It’s important to know the difference between the two main types of disability insurance: short term and long term. As we explain in Chapter 1 of our Disability Insurance Guide, short- and long-term disability are often distinguished by how long they’ll keep paying your income. Short term disability insurance generally covers physicians between 3–6 months, replaces up to 80 percent of your income while you’re covered, and covers common short-term disabilities such as arthritis, childbirth, or maternity leave.


Long-term disability insurance normally covers you until you’re 65 years old, replacing your income if you can’t do your job duties for an extended period time. The goal of long-term disability insurance is to replace your take-home pay prior to your disability, which can include a variety of catastrophic issues including:


  • Cancer

  • Mental health disorders

  • Vehicle accidents

  • Bone breaks

  • Musculoskeletal disorders



How to Find Physician Disability Insurance

At Pattern, our goal is to provide you with the resources and expertise needed both to fully understand physician disability insurance, but also to find the best policy for you. As an independent agency, we don’t have any affiliation to any of the Big 6 Companies and are only looking out for your best interests.


When you work with Pattern, we work with you to complete 3 simple steps:


  • Request your quotes: you fill out a quote request form, and we submit it to each of the Big 6 Companies

  • Compare your options: you review and compare your six quotes. Your Pattern support team will be there to guide you through the policies, answer your questions, provide examples, and make sure you have a clear understanding of each policy.

  • Apply and buy: after you’ve made a decision, we will help you complete and submit a short application. From there, we will handle the insurance paperwork and get your income insured.