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April 8, 1950

MEDICAL ECONOMIC REVIEWS AND ABSTRACTS

Prepared by the Staff of the Bureau of Medical Economic Research
JAMA. 1950;142(14):1098-1099. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.72910320017020

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Abstract

Cash Benefits for Extended Disability: The Bearing of Insurance Company Experience on Social Insurance Proposals. By George W. K. Grange and John H. Miller. Reprinted from the Transactions, Actuarial Society of America, Vol XLIX, Part I, No. 119, May 1948. Paper. Pp. 54-71. Actuarial Society of America, 393 7th Ave., New York 1, 1948.

This article grew out of a memorandum by the two authors to the Advisory Council on Social Security in 1948. The authors have limited themselves to an analysis of insurance company experience with the risk of disability, particularly long term disability.

The exact time disability begins and ends is often difficult to determine. A person may or may not extend his illness, depending on his need for income, the responsibilities he carries and his conscientiousness in facing them. These psychologic factors influence almost every form of disability.

Under a disability plan a person is indemnified for

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