Health insurance and Dental insurance

Health insurance policies or other publicly-funded health programs will cover the cost of medical treatments. Dental insurance, like medical insurance, is coverage for individuals to protect them against dental costs. In the U.S. and Canada, dental insurance is often part of an employer's benefits package, along with health insurance.

Accident, Sickness and Unemployment Insurance

Disability insurance policies provide financial support in the event the policyholder is unable to work because of disabling illness or injury. It provides monthly support to help pay such obligations as mortgage loans and credit cards. Short-term and long-term disability policies are available to individuals, but considering the expense, long-term policies are generally obtained only by those with at least six-figure incomes, such as doctors, lawyers, etc. Short-term disability insurance covers a person for a period generally up to six months, paying a stipend each month to cover medical bills and other necessities.

Long-term disability insurance covers an individual's expenses for the long term, up until such time as they are considered permanently disabled and thereafter. Insurance companies will often try to find other ways to employ the person and reintegrate them back into the work force

in preference to and before declaring them unable to work at all and therefore totally disabled. Insurance companies, for obvious reasons, frequently go to great lengths, including undercover surveillance via videocam and repeated independent medical evaluations by company doctors, in hopes of avoiding the necessity of paying permanent disability stipends to a claimant.

Disability overhead insurance allows business owners to cover the overhead expenses of their business while they are unable to work.

Total permanent disability insurance provides benefits when a person is permanently disabled and can no longer work in their profession, often taken as an adjunct to life insurance.

Workers' compensation insurance replaces all or part of a worker's wages lost and accompanying medical expenses incurred because of a job-related injury.