Weighing the Odds of Disability, for Insurance Purposes (The New York Times)


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“As an economist, I’m happiest to insure the things that are rare occurrences that don’t cost much to insure against,” Skinner told the Times. “The disability top-up gives me peace of mind 100 percent of the time.”

Read the full story, published 10/19/12 in The New York Times.

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