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Insurance Company Financial Situation: How To Check

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It doesn't do you any good to purchase a Disability Insurance policy if the insurer won't be able to pay the benefit, or if it goes out of business.

You can check the company's financial situation through third party rating agencies such as AM Best (, Standard and Poor's ( offsite link) or ( offsite link), formerly Weiss Ratings.

Check with your state insurance department to find out whether there have been complaints about the company, and if so, what they are. For contact information for your state agency, see: offsite link

Also check to see what, if anything, is known about the company at your local Better Business Bureau. For contact information, see:

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