Individual vs Credit Disability Analysis
It has been alleged that purchasers of credit disability insurance would be better served by buying alternative types of disability insurance. It has also been purported that credit disability insurance does not provide sufficient "value" to the consumer because the loss ratio is typically less than certain other forms of insurance.
In this supplement to our previous work on the subject of cost and value of credit insurance relative to other forms of insurance, we conclude that credit disability is reasonably priced and that the loss ratios are consistent with individually underwritten disability insurance.
Term Insurance versus Credit Life
It has been alleged that purchasers of credit life insurance would be better served by buying ordinary term insurance. It has also been purported that credit insurance does not provide sufficient "value" to the consumer because the loss ratio is typically less than certain other forms of insurance.
In this update to our previous work on the subject of cost and value of credit life insurance relative to individually underwritten term life insurance, we conclude that credit life is a reasonably priced product and - if loss ratio is in fact a valid measure of consumer value - credit life may actually provide better value to policyholders than level term insurance.
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