Wakefield, MA (PRWEB) June 11, 2014
THE ADVOCATOR GROUP, LLC—The Advocator Group, LLC is proud to support Men’s Health Month in June. Men represent approximately 42% of The Advocator Group’s client base, many of whom contend with disabling conditions related to men’s health issues. The Advocator Group is committed to providing education and information to its population of disabled clients, as well as anyone facing a long-term absence from work due to disabilities.
Many Americans are not properly educated about disability statistics or insurance, and therefore find themselves physically, emotionally, and financially unprepared when illness or injury renders them unable to work. Men are particularly likely to be surprised by the onset of a disability because they often prioritize their family’s well-being over their own, and are far less likely to take preventative health care measures throughout their lifetime.
The Advocator Group seeks to raise awareness of Men’s Health Month and highlight healthy habits, as well as how to best prepare for an unexpected disabling condition. Men often aim to provide for others, not realizing that their lack of preventative health screenings and disability coverage could leave their families vulnerable to emotional and financial stress in the future.
Many American wage earners are poorly positioned for a loss of income because they underestimate their likelihood of becoming disabled due to their current health or non-physical job. Despite these widespread beliefs, the Social Security Administration confirms that just over 1 in 4 of today’s 20 year-olds will become disabled before reaching retirement age. Additionally, the Council for Disability Awareness reports that a typical, non-smoking American male who works an office job and maintains some regular physical activity stands a 38% chance of becoming disabled for five years or longer at some point during his career.
In addition to the prevalence of misinformation about disabilities, many men do not take the simple, yet significant steps necessary for early detection of health problems. The Men’s Health Network states that women are 24% more likely to visit the doctor for regular health screenings than men, contributing to what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls the “silent health crisis”—American men living sicker and dying younger than American women.
The Men’s Health Network also offers several resources to help women take action and educate the men in their lives on the dangers of serious health issues and ignorance. They offer suggestions like scheduling simultaneous doctor appointments or starting an exercise routine to do as partners.
The Advocator Group is issuing a call to action on behalf of Men’s Health Month. Julie Turpin, CEO of The Advocator Group, notes “Our mission is to protect the financial well-being of our clients and their families. Men’s Health Month is an opportunity for our clients to learn more about the conditions that affect them and the ways they can protect their families. By promoting this campaign, we hope to encourage our clients, their friends, and families to take preventative health care measures and to research the benefits of Social Security Disability Insurance.”
The Advocator Group recommends that anyone expecting to be out of work for at least one year due to illness or injury seek professional representation when applying for Social Security Disability, in order to protect their retirement savings, become eligible for Medicare, and ensure that their family continues receiving monthly income.
The Men’s Health Month webpage offers additional information on the many ways to raise awareness about men’s health issues and the need for men to take proactive steps for health and financial protection.
ABOUT THE ADVOCATOR GROUP – The Advocator Group, LLC is a nationwide advocacy organization dedicated to helping individuals apply for and obtain Social Security Disability Insurance. In addition, The Advocator Group assists Medicare beneficiaries in identifying the best coverage possible for their unique needs. The Advocator Group’s team of experienced Social Security and Medicare advocates ensures that each client is provided phenomenal service while each case receives close attention. The company’s core values include humility, integrity, commitment, optimism, learning and creativity. For more information, visit http://www.advocator.com.