Disability insurance can be a means of shortfall funding. It also goes hand and hand with life insurance as typically individuals in prime working years are more likely to face disability than death. Many workers are covered through their employer but may not be well versed on the specifics of coverage. You need to have a firm grasp on the terms of your employer’s disability insurance, so you can evaluate if a supplemental policy is needed. I will cover the basics of disability insurance including length, definition of disability, elimination periods and other common factors.