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Survey Finds Americans Consider Work a Major Aspect of Well-Being

May 28th, 2014, Comments Off.
Consumers would go to great lengths to get back to work as soon as possible rather than let an injury or illness hold them back.

How often do you hear friends, family and colleagues complain about how much they hate their job? Chances are it’s quite often, so it may shock you to learn that a new WellPoint survey finds a majority of Americans consider their job to be a high priority (79 percent) and many also would feel lost if they were unable to go to work every day (55 percent).

The survey, conducted to commemorate May as Disability Insurance Awareness Month, finds that consumers consider their work a major aspect of their overall well-being (84 percent). In fact, many Americans would give up every day indulgences such as checking Facebook (71 percent), eating sweets (65 percent), or even drinking their morning cup of coffee (59 percent) if it meant landing their dream job.

A fair amount of attention has been paid in the past few years to the concept of well-being, popularized by bestselling authors Tom Rath and Jim Harter. In their book Wellbeing, they highlight the importance of job satisfaction, saying, “People with high career well-being are more than twice as likely to be thriving in their lives overall. If your career well-being is low, it’s easy to see how it can cause deterioration in other areas over time.”

Underscoring the importance of our careers to our overall well-being, the majority of consumers surveyed agreed that work-related accolades, such as getting promoted at work (81 percent) or receiving recognition from a boss or colleague (78 percent), provide a boost of self-confidence.

To further explore how our identities are closely tied to career well-being, The Economic Journal published a study in 2008 that revealed losing one’s job might be the only major life event from which people do not fully recover from within five years.[i]

The survey finds that consumers would go to great lengths to get back to work as soon as possible rather than let an injury or illness hold them back.  In order to get back to their job, 89 percent of respondents would seek the help of specialists to get the right care. Three quarters of consumers say they would make arrangements to work from home (75 percent) or find ways to stay connected at work (75 percent) if faced with an injury or illness.

To learn about WellPoint’s Disability benefits, visit www.wellpoint.com.

Clark, A.E., Diener, E., Georgellis, Y., & Lucas, R.E. (2008). Lags and leads in life satisfaction: A test of the baseline hypothesis. The Economic Journal, 118(529), F222-F243.

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Safeguard Your Most Important Asset

May 14th, 2014, Comments Off.

With the Disability Income Awareness Month campaign currently under way, now is a good time to get the NAIFA Advantage Plus Group Disability Income Insurance Protection Plan. NAIFA has teamed up with Kelsey National to offer this plan to its members.

The NAIFA Advantage Plus Group Disability Income Insurance Protection Plan has excellent features and competitive rates to protect your income and the income of your spouse. Rates vary based upon your age, the monthly benefit desired, and the benefit period. As a NAIFA member, you receive exclusive group pricing available only through NAIFA.

Kelsey National is an Insurance marketer, manager, and third-party administrator, providing high-quality group insurance plans and administrative services in all 50 states since 1966.

For additional information about the NAIFA Advantage Plus Group Disability Income Insurance Protection Plan, visit the website for NAIFA members at www.kelsey.com/naifa . You can also call 800-366-5656, option 3. When calling, make sure you identify yourself as a NAIFA member.

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By Ayo Mseka
Editor-In-Chief

 

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