August 19th, 2022

An update on resident discounts from Principal
Sales Insights
Easier Underwriting for Graduating Residents

Principal's medical resident program is exclusively designed for residents and fellows who need their individual Disability Income (DI) insurance to keep pace with their growing income once they begin to work or sign an employment contract. This program lets them purchase higher benefit amounts with no lab requirements.

How does the program work?

Eligibility requirements

  • Includes medical residents and fellows only.
  • Applying for DI coverage between Jan. 1 - Dec. 30 of the graduation year.

Application process

  • Complete the new business application and request the Part B.
  • Note on the Producer Report that it’s part of the medical resident program.
  • No lab tests are required (no blood or urine).
  • The benefit limit is either:
    • The appropriate Select Professional limit for the doctor’s situation and specialty;
    • If residents have a signed employment contract, they can apply for the full issue and participation limits—financial underwriting using the employment contract is required.

After-graduation options.

If medical residents have a job or employment contract - and already have DI coverage with Principal®, they can apply for an:

  • Adjustment application without lab tests.The Part B is still acceptable for 180 days. This saves the Advanced Benefit Update (BU) for future use, which has these benefits:
    • Insured residents still have three years to use the BU opportunity.
    • They can gradually increase their coverage as their lifestyle changes, rather than making a dramatic increase in monthly benefits at once.
  • Advanced BU without lab tests. Insured residents are eligible for the full issue and participation limit available for their new income level. But, they must accept at least 50% of this full offer or lose all future BU opportunities.

Connect With Your Sales Rep:

[sales_rep_name,fallback=Eskra & Associates]
Regional Sales Partner

A Quote
Need Help?
Contact us
Thank you for your interest in DIBroker East. If you have any questions about our company or services, please feel free to contact us at any time.
DIBroker East on LinkedIn

355 Alhambra Circle, Ste 1550
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Phone: 305-448-0100
Toll Free: 800-790-2019
Fax: 305-448-2022