Portland, Maine — To help advisors, financial planners and brokers communicate to their clients the value of planning ahead for disability, the non-profit group Council for Disability Awareness (CDA) recently added a new Advisor Information & Resource Center to their Web site.

Unexpected off-the-job illnesses and accidents continue to grow rapidly, impacting the financial security of more and more American workers and their families. The number of workers experiencing an income-limiting disability has risen 32% since 2000, while more families struggle to make ends meet. And yet, according to a recent survey, most Americans have not even discussed with anyone how they would pay the bills if they were unable to work during a period of disability. It is more important than ever for advisors to counsel their clients about financially preparing for a disability.

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