Tom Meaglia photo

Tom Meaglia, ChFC®, AEP®,


Chartered Financial Consultant

Investment Advisor Representative

Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor

CA Insurance Lic. #0567507


Meaglia Financial Consulting

2105 Foothill Blvd., #B140, La Verne, CA 91750


Toll Free: 800-386-3700

Bus:         909-593-6105

Cell:         818-681-8600

Fax:         909-593-6120




January/February 2024

Replacing Income if You Can't Work

Shot of a senior man looking thoughtfully out of a window at home. Positive African American senior grandfather with grey hair and beard sitting at home. Elderly man sitting alone at home

Short-term disability insurance replaces a portion of your income if you have a temporary disability, such as an illness, injury, or pregnancy, that prevents you from working. Call your insurance professional to learn more.

The Basics
Short-term disability generally replaces 40 to 70 percent of your monthly income until you can return to work or your benefit period ends, typically three to six months. Coverage applies only to injuries or illnesses that are not work-related.

There are two types of short-term disability policies. One covers you if you’re unable to perform the duties of your own occupation, while the other covers you if you cannot work at any job.

Pregnancy Coverage
Sometimes, disability coverage starts two weeks before a woman’s due date and continues for six weeks after the birth. The beginning date of coverage can be amended with updated medical information. The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides 12 weeks of unpaid maternity leave.

Buying a Policy
The cost of a short-term disability policy depends on your age, gender, occupation, and overall health. Before purchasing a policy, look for the insurer’s definition of disability, the length of the waiting and benefit periods, and the coverage amount.


Enter your Name and Email address to get
the newsletter delivered to your inbox.

Please include name of person that directed you to my online newsletter so I can thank them personally.


Enter your Name, Email Address and a short message. We'll respond to you as soon as possible.

Thomas Meaglia is an Investment Adviser Representative of Coppell Advisory Solutions LLC, dba, Fusion Capital Management, a registered investment adviser that only conducts business in jurisdictions where it is properly registered, or is excluded or exempted from registration requirements. Registration as an investment adviser is not an endorsement of the firm by securities regulators and does not mean the adviser has achieved a specific level of skill or ability. The firm is not engaged in the practice of law or accounting.
Insurance and annuity products are not sold through Fusion Capital Management. Fusion does not endorse any annuity or insurance product, nor does it guarantee any insurance or annuity performance. Annuity and life insurance guarantees are subject to the claims-paying ability of the issuing insurance company. If you withdraw money from or surrender your contract within a certain time after investing, the insurance company may assess a surrender charge. Withdrawals may be subject to tax penalties and income taxes. Persons selling annuities and other insurance products receive compensation for these transactions. These commissions are separate and distinct from Fusion's investment advisory fees.
Meaglia Financial Consulting and LTM Marketing Specialists LLC are unrelated companies. This publication was prepared for the publication’s provider by LTM Client Marketing, an unrelated third party. Articles are not written or produced by the named representative.

The information and opinions contained in this web site are obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. The publishers assume no responsibility for errors and omissions or for any damages resulting from the use of the published information. This web site is published with the understanding that it does not render legal, accounting, financial, or other professional advice. Whole or partial reproduction of this web site is forbidden without the written permission of the publisher.