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Dec 10, 2014, 09:05 ET
Sixty-seven percent of working adults rank income among the three most important things in their lives. Yet only twenty-eight percent rank it among the three most important things to protect. Discover the reason for this disconnect in CDA's latest consumer report, "America's Income Protection Picture."

Three Reasons Why Americans Don't Insure Their Income

Twenty-seven percent of working adults think they have a greater chance of being audited by the IRS than experiencing an illness or injury that...

Aug 04, 2014, 09:36 ET
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Council for Disability Awareness Announces Increased Commitment to Educate Young Working Consumers

 The Council for Disability Awareness today announced it is increasing its efforts to educate younger working Americans about the importance of...

Jul 09, 2014, 09:05 ET
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Carol A. Harnett Named President of Council for Disability Awareness

The Council for Disability Awareness today announced it has appointed Carol A. Harnett, a widely respected consultant, speaker, writer and...

Jun 17, 2014, 09:05 ET

2013 Long Term Disability Claim Payments Increase To $9.8 Billion

The Council for Disability Awareness (CDA) today released its ninth-annual Long Term Disability Claims Review, an exclusive analysis of long term...

Mar 12, 2014, 08:15 ET

Ohio National Financial Services Joins Effort to Raise Awareness of Disability, Income Protection

Ohio National Financial Services today announced it has joined the national movement to educate working Americans about disability awareness and...

Dec 04, 2013, 09:41 ET

Disability Reinsurance Management Services Joins Council For Disability Awareness

Reinsurer strengthens the movement to educate working Americans about the risk and impact of experiencing a disability  Disability...

Jun 18, 2013, 10:28 ET

Long Term Disability Claim Payments Increase While the Number of Covered Workers Rises

 The Council for Disability Awareness (CDA) today released its eighth annual Long Term Disability Claims Review, which consolidates and...

May 23, 2013, 09:00 ET

New Research Shows "Disability Divide" Between Employee and Employer Perceptions

Despite some common ground, there are also clear divides between employer and employee perceptions around the likelihood and impact of an...

Mar 25, 2013, 08:30 ET

The Council for Disability Awareness Appoints New Board Chairman

Dan McMillan of The Standard continues CDA's mission to educate working Americans on the importance of income protection The Council for...

Jan 30, 2013, 09:22 ET

Mutual of Omaha Joins Council for Disability Awareness

National effort to educate working Americans about the risk of disability and importance of income protection gains momentum  Mutual of...

Sep 13, 2012, 08:30 ET

Consumers Battle to Defend Their Income

 In an effort to engage Americans about the critical importance of protecting their fundamental ability to earn an income, the Council for...

Aug 29, 2012, 08:30 ET

Claims from Baby Boomers and Women Contribute to Long Term Disability Claim Increase

 The Council for Disability Awareness (CDA) today announced that the number of long term disability claims continued to increase year over...

Apr 03, 2012, 08:30 ET

American Fidelity Assurance Joins Effort to Raise Awareness of Disability Risk and Need for Planning, Income Protection

American Fidelity Assurance has joined the national movement to educate working Americans about the threat of an income-disrupting disability and...

May 06, 2010, 08:30 ET

UnitedHealthcare Specialty Benefits Joins Effort to Increase Awareness for Disability Planning and Prevention

The Council for Disability Awareness (CDA) announced that UnitedHealthcare Specialty Benefits has joined the CDA to help raise awareness about the...

Feb 16, 2010, 10:18 ET

OneAmerica Joins Effort to Increase Awareness for Disability Planning and Prevention

The Council for Disability Awareness (CDA) is pleased to announce that OneAmerica Financial Partners, Inc. has joined the CDA to help raise...

Oct 01, 2009, 08:30 ET

Employers Urged to Educate Employees about Disability Income Protection This Enrollment Season

The Council for Disability Awareness (CDA) is alerting all employers that disabling illnesses have become one of the fastest growing threats...

Sep 10, 2009, 08:30 ET

Disability Rates Continue Steady Climb, According to CDA's 2008 Disability Claims Review

The 2008 Long-Term Disability Claims Review conducted by the Council for Disability Awareness (CDA) reveals a surge in the number of American...

Jun 25, 2009, 08:30 ET

Barry Lundquist Named Interim President of Council for Disability Awareness

The Council for Disability Awareness (CDA), a Portland, Maine-based not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising public awareness about the...

Apr 22, 2009, 09:43 ET

President of Council for Disability Awareness Announces Retirement

Robert Taylor Credited with Disability Awareness Leadership, Innovation The Council for Disability Awareness (CDA), a Portland, Maine-based...

Mar 31, 2009, 08:30 ET

A New Number Everyone Should Know: Their PDQ

Council for Disability Awareness Offers Tool to Calculate Your Personal Disability Quotient We've all heard those "one in X people" stats...