You are eligible to apply if you are psychologist under age 60, reside in the United States, and are working at least 20 hours per week.
Things such as office rent or mortgage interest payments, employees' salaries, professional association dues, office telephone bills, office utilities, janitorial services, telephone answering service charges, business liability and casualty insurance premiums (including professional liability) and many other types of regularly occurring business expenses are all considered reimbursable expenses. It is important to accurately estimate your expenses so you don't pay for more protection than you need (we can only reimburse you for actual expenses incurred that you can substantiate). Our Office Overhead application has a worksheet listing various office expenses that will help you determine the correct amount of coverage for your situation.
Not to worry. We will create a benefit bank to allow any unused portion of the benefit you purchased to be used during a month, in the same period of disability, when actual expenses exceed your benefit limit.
Trust Office Overhead insurance is designed for psychologists, by psychologists who understand the commitment it takes to have a career in the profession and the duties associated with the practice of psychology. All plans may be maintained for as long as you work as a psychologist for at least 20 hours per week on a regular basis. You can keep the coverage regardless of age, and benefits are payable to reimburse your office expenses while you are disabled and unable to perform the duties of your occupation. The Trustees are your ombudspersons in working with Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston, a Lincoln Financial Group Company, making The Trust Office Overhead coverage the insurance of choice among thousands of psychologists.
Benefits begin at the end of 28 continuous days of total disability and continue for up to 24 months per period of disability. If unused benefits have accumulated in the benefit bank, they will be paid in a month in which your expenses exceed your benefit. Benefits will end when you are no longer totally disabled, when the maximum benefit has been paid, or when you close or sell your office. Benefits are payable only for periods of disability for which you are under the care of a fully licensed physician and you cannot perform the duties of your occupation or profession.
If you become totally disabled from the same or related cause within 6 months, that disability is considered to be part of the same period of disability. In this case, the covered person will not have a new waiting period. Benefits are payable for the remaining months in the period of disability subject to the overall 24 month maximum for a disability.
If you return to work for at least 6 continuous months and become totally disabled again from the same or related cause, this is a new period of disability and the covered person must complete a new waiting period of 28 days before benefits are payable.
Yes. Expenses that are not covered include:
Benefits will not be paid for a disability caused by pre-existing conditions (conditions which existed prior to being insured by this insurance) for which treatment, including medications or prescriptions, was rendered or charges were incurred within 6 months before the effective date of insurance. However, pre-existing conditions are covered after 6 consecutive months (one year for mental illness or emotional maladjustment) has elapsed where no treatment has been rendered or charges incurred for the condition (this includes medications or prescriptions).
Yes. Benefits are not payable if a covered person becomes disabled due to:
Following the completion of 6 months of continuous disability, the premium due will be waived until the first semi-annual payment date which follows recovery or receipt of maximum benefits.
Your insurance will terminate on the earliest of the following dates:
Psychologists who are eligible to enroll in any of the programs of Office Overhead insurance must submit evidence of insurability when making an application. The insurance will not become effective until the first day of the calendar month following the date that Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston, a Lincoln Financial Group Company, determines that such evidence is satisfactory.
Semi-annual premiums are due May 1 and November 1. In the event that you enter the plan on any date other than on the first day of a premium due date, the premium will be prorated to the next due date.
This plan is underwritten and administered by Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston, a Lincoln Financial Group Company. Each participating psychologist receives a certificate outlining the benefits to which one is entitled under the policy.
Detailed information regarding claims procedures are issued with each new certificate.
Promptly report all claims to Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston, a Lincoln Financial Group Company's home office:
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