JOHANNESBURG – Most young, working professionals take out insurance on valuables such as cars, smartphones and property.
Why then would you hesitate to insure your most dependable asset – your ability to work and earn an income?
This is a question Jaco Gouws, Protection Product Head at Old Mutual Personal Finance believes more people need to ask themselves.
“49% of all Greenlight Disability Income claims were for people under the age of 45. This just proves that anyone, regardless of age, can become disabled.”
“For some reason, we find it easier to imagine the risk of losing a material possession than the risk of losing our ability to work, which is alarming considering just how valuable our earning ability is and how easily it can be taken away.”