Full coverage: Greater awareness of disability insurance is expected to boost demand

An aging population coupled with macroeconomic growth over the five years to 2017 proved to be beneficial for the Disability Insurance industry. Declining unemployment and relatively higher awareness of the seriousness of disabilities have fueled industry revenue growth during the period. Additionally, the median age of the population increasing has benefited industry operators as well. Over the five years to 2022, an increase in the number of employees and greater awareness regarding the benefits of disability insurance are expected to boost demand. Furthermore, an anticipated increase in employer-sponsored coverage is also expected to boost industry revenue over the next five years...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Declining unemployment and higher awareness of the seriousness of disabilities have fueled revenue growth
  • Group disability insurance benefited from an increase in the number of employees in the labor force
  • Returns on bond holdings are expected to increase as a result of rising interest rates
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The four largest operators in the Disability Insurance industry are expected to account for 41.1% of industry revenue in 2017, which coincides with a moderate level of market share concentration. The four largest operators typically benefit from having strong brand recognition, in addition to benefiting from economies of scale. Since the industry primarily competes on price, industry operators that are able to distribute their fixed costs among several facilities stand to benefit the most. These operators typically pass on the additional savings to consumers in the form of lower premiums, which bolsters demand. Moreover, large operators typically benefit from having a wider distribution network of agents and brokers. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Disability Insurance Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Disability Insurance Industry are

  • Financial strength
  • Must comply with government regulations
  • Effective asset management
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Investor uncertainty and Number of employees in the Disability Insurance industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Disability Insurance Industry?

    This industry underwrites (i.e. assuming the risk and assigning premiums) disability insurance policies. Disability insurance insures the beneficiary’s earned income against the risk that a disability will render them unable to find full-time work in their chosen field. However, if an insured individual is deemed capable of working part time in a different field, they may not realize the full benefit of the insurance policy.

    Industry Products
  • Individual noncancelable disability insurance
  • Individual guaranteed renewable disability insurance
  • Group disability insurance
  • Investment income
  • Industry Activities
  • Underwriting short-term disability insurance policies
  • Underwriting long-term disability insurance policies
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Investor uncertainty
  • Number of employees
  • Yield on 10-year Treasury note
  • Corporate profit
  • Number of vehicle accidents
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Median age of population

  • Current Performance
  • Misconceptions of disability
  • Growth opportunities
  • Operational efficiencies and profitability
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Landscape changes
  • Generating awareness
  • Table: Disability Insurance Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Disability Insurance Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Manufacturing
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Insurance Brokers & Agencies
  • Third-Party Administrators & Insurance Claims Adjusters

  • Products & Services
  • Group disability insurance
  • Individual noncancelable disability insurance
  • Investment income
  • Individual guaranteed renewable disability insurance
  • Chart: Disability Insurance Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Individuals aged 64 and over
  • Individuals aged 18 to 64
  • Individuals aged 17 and under
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Disability Insurance Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages and commissions
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Disability Insurance

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Disability Insurance Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Unum Group, Prudential Financial Inc., Aflac Inc., Aetna Inc.,
  • Table: Unum Group - financial performance
  • Table: Prudential Financial Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Aflac Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Aetna Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Disability Insurance Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Disability Insurance Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Number of work-related deaths (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Federal Funds Rate
  • The Federal Funds Rate refers to the interest rate at which banks lend to each other, their balances held at the Federal Reserve, usually for an overnight period on an uncollateralized basis.
  • Idiosyncratic Risk
  • The risk that is specific to an asset class. It has little or no correlation with the market risk and hence can be eliminated from a portfolio by diversifying the assets/securities that comprise it.
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-term disability insurance refers to an insurance policy whose benefits kick in between 70 to 90 days after the disability occurs.
  • Payout Rate
  • In the context of this industry, the payout rate refers to the amount of income insured against disability, which usually ranges between 60.0% to 70.0% of an individual's monthly salary.
  • Prime Rate
  • The rate at which banks lend money to their most creditworthy customers.
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Short-term disability insurance refers to an insurance policy whose benefits start flowing in between the day a person gets disabled and a week from when the disability occurs.
  • Statutory Capital
  • The amount of capital required in order for an insurance company to retain its license to do business.
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