Disability insurance

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Calculate your disability insurance needs based on your income and real expenses.

The value of disability insurance

Disability insurance offers a solid base to any financial strategy. Accidents, illnesses, and injuries can happen to anyone, but with disability insurance, you can rest easy knowing your lifestyle and future goals are protected.

North Star can help you prepare for the unexpected.

Our financial professionals and specialists will help you find the appropriate policy based on your income and needs, so you have everything you need to guard against the unexpected.

1 in 5 Americans today live with a disability

Source: “Disability Impacts All of Us.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2020.

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What we offer


Disability insurance provides you with a percentage of your income if an illness or injury prevents you from working and earning a living. The payouts from your policy can help you cover rent, mortgage, recurring bills, and with some policies, retirement contributions.

Types of insurance


Short-term disability insurance replaces a portion of your income during the initial weeks of a disabling illness or accident.


Long-term disability insurance replaces a portion of your income during an extended period of a disabling illness or accident.

In many cases, your occupation and income affect your disability insurance needs. Many North Star financial professionals specialize in providing solutions customized to individuals working in a specific field. Learn more about our services for these individuals:

Business owners

As a business owner, you have multiple considerations when examining your disability insurance needs and may require additional coverage alongside their individual policy.

Types of insurance

Business loan protection

Often, your banking institution or lender will require that you have disability insurance to prevent you from defaulting on future loan payments in the event of a disability or illness. Business Loan Protection will pick up your payments where you left off or if you never recover.

Business overhead expense repayment

Business overhead expense repayment (BOE) can help cover your lease, employee salaries, insurance premiums, and other overhead expenses if you become disabled. If necessary, BOE can allow you time to develop a proper exit strategy while other aspects of your business are operating as normal.

Buy/sell agreement funding

A buy/sell agreement between partners identifies what happens to an owner’s share of the business if departure is unavoidable. Among other topics covered in this agreement, guidelines on disability are established. Disability insurance can provide a funding mechanism to pay for buy-out without causing owners to use personal cash or dip into the business’s cash-flow.

North Star offers comprehensive financial solutions for business owners so you can find overlap and blind spots without dozens of meetings with different specialists. We will evaluate your business, coordinate our specialists, and customize a roadmap for you.


Employers of all company sizes have innumerable options when deciding which benefits to offer employees. Quality benefits lead to higher morale, company loyalty and all-around employee satisfaction. Several options are outlined below that North Star can help guide you on:

Types of insurance

Group long-term disability insurance

Available for as few as two employees, this particular benefit can be designed in a way to both maximize efficiency while keeping costs down for the employer.

Executive benefits

This plan allows you to “carve out” your key employees or executives that you wish to offer unique benefits to, namely disability insurance. Premiums for this are marginal and can be deducted by the company, yet benefits paid in the event of a disability will be far larger than if you instead paid them the premium amount in cash bonuses.

Guaranteed issue coverage

One of the biggest obstacles in applying for individually owned disability insurance is qualifying based on health. As an employer, you can offer individually owned disability insurance with no medical history reviews or exams and no exclusions.

Key-person replacement

Key-person disability insurance is designed to compensate the employer when a disability happens to an employee with high productivity and ability to drive revenue growth. Typically, this pays in a lump-sum that can be used for whatever is necessary to offset the costs of losing the key person.

Your choice of carriers

To put your needs first, North Star Resource Group has remained an independent firm, ensuring our financial professionals can make customized recommendations and offer products from a variety of carriers.

Mutual of Omaha Disability Insurance
MassMutual Disability Insurance
Ameritas Disability Insurance
Assurity Disability Insurance
Principal Insurance
Guardian Disability Insurance
MetLife Disability Insurance
Illinois Mutual Disability Insurance
Ohio National Disability Insurance
Peterson International Disability Insurance

Our disability insurance team

Chase Brakke, DIA, DIF, CEPA®
Chase Brakke, DIA, DIF, CEPA®

Vice President of Business Owner Solutions

Doua Moua
Doua Moua

Disability Insurance Specialist

Max Miller
Max Miller

Disability Insurance Consultant

Matt Vasos
Matt Vasos

Disability Insurance Specialist

Jenni Wallace
Jenni Wallace

Disability Insurance Specialist

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