Protect your largest asset.

What is disability insurance?

Your ability to earn a living and contribute to your household is likely your most valuable asset. Disability insurance replaces a portion of your income—or helps cover the cost of household services for stay-at-home-parents—should illness or injury prevent you from doing your job. We can help protect your income, and your family, with a disability insurance policy that's right for you, including one-of-a-kind protection for doctors and dentists.

Out of 4 employees will be disabled for three months or more at some point during their career. 1

Out of 4 employees will be disabled for three months or more at some point during their career.1

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We're here to help.

Making people feel secure about their money is our highest priority. Our financial advisors will work with you to create a flexible financial plan designed to get you to your next goal. And the next.

It's easy to get started—no commitment, just a conversation.

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How much do you need to protect your income?

Why do I need it?

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Supplement your
employer's plan

Disability insurance lets you close the gap between what's covered by your employer's group policy and what you need to maintain your lifestyle. Even if you have group disability insurance through work, most group plans:

  • Only covers a portion of your income (typically 50%–60%).
  • Deliver benefits often subject to income tax.
  • End when you leave the company.
  • Offer short-term benefits (typically only 6–24 months).

Why Northwestern Mutual?

Affordable coverage

Affordable coverage

For less than the cost of a daily cup of coffee, your monthly disability insurance premium can help you protect your family.2

Now covering more people

Now covering more people

Our disability insurance is more inclusive than ever, and includes offerings for stay-at-home parents and part-time employees. Even if you didn't get coverage with us in the past, it's a great time to take another look.


Coverage specifically for doctors

Coverage specifically for doctors

For people in the medical field – doctors, dentists, and medical students – disability insurance is especially important because you're not just protecting your income. You're protecting the investment you've made in your career. Our financial advisors can help you choose a policy specifically tailored to physicians. Learn More Learn More


The Northwestern Mutual difference

96% financial strength rating

The percentage of our clients who stay with us year over year.3

No. 1 in disability income

We're top ranked for disability income insurance4

$485M

In expected disability insurance dividends paid back to our policyowners in 20215