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SI 12645PPT (Rev 7/14) Selling Individual Disability Insurance to Small Business Owners For producer use only. Not for use with consumers or in New York.

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1 SI 12645PPT (Rev 7/14) Selling Individual Disability Insurance to Small Business Owners For producer use only. Not for use with consumers or in New York.

2 SI 12645PPT (Rev 7/14) Small businesses are key to the nation’s well-being. They account for a significant share of the U.S. economic production. At last measurement, this U.S. market segment was represented by more than 28 million small businesses.* Market Profile *Small Business Association Office of Advocacy. Frequently Asked Question. September, 2012.Small Business Association Office of Advocacy. Frequently Asked Question. September, 2012.

3 SI 12645PPT (Rev 7/14) The Need For Disability Insurance

4 SI 12645PPT (Rev 7/14) The disability insurance* The Standard offers to business owners is: Protector Platinum SM, Protector+ SM and Protector Essential SM Individual Disability Income Insurance Business Overhead Protector SM Disability Insurance Business Equity Protector SM Individual Buy/Sell Funding Insurance *To see which products are available for sale in your state, please see the The Protector Series States Availability List.The Protector Series States Availability List The Protector Series SM Individual disability insurance

5 SI 12645PPT (Rev 7/14) Provides a monthly income flow that helps offset the income loss in the event an insured experiences a disabling illness or accident and is unable to generate his or her predisability earned income. Individual Disability Income Insurance

6 SI 12645PPT (Rev 7/14) When a business has several employees, consider offering voluntary individual disability income insurance. It may be available at a discounted rate, on a multi-life or guarantee issue basis.* * Except Protector Essential which is not available at xdiscounted rates. Individual Disability Income Insurance For Employees * The Protector in California

7 SI 12645PPT (Rev 7/14) Provides reimbursement of business expenses while an owner is disabled Expenses covered include employee salaries employment taxes rent lease payments utilities business insurance premiums property taxes dues Business Overhead Protector SM Disability Insurance

8 SI 12645PPT (Rev 7/14) Available for businesses with ten employees or less. For occupation classes 3A, 4A, and 5A, Business Overhead Protector includes a Salary Replacement Rider at no additional cost. The Salary Replacement Rider provides coverage for the salary, fees and wages of an individual hired to perform the disabled owner’s work. Business Overhead Protector SM Disability Insurance

9 SI 12645PPT (Rev 7/14) For businesses with multiple owners, buy/sell funding insurance provides a source of funds for the purchase of an owner's interest in the business if the owner is required to sell due to disability. This is important because even with a buy/sell agreement in place, a disability buy-out obligation can hit a business hard if the necessary funds are not readily available. Business Equity Protector SM Buy/Sell Funding Insurance

10 SI 12645PPT (Rev 7/14) This is especially true since the buy-out obligation comes at a time when the disabled business owner is no longer able to contribute time or energy to the success of the business. Many businesses fail to provide for the funding of established buy-out agreements. Business Equity Protector SM Buy/Sell Funding Insurance

11 SI 12645PPT (Rev 7/14) Funding a buy-out obligation with disability insurance serves dual purposes. It provides a source of funds for the purchase of a disabled owner’s interest in a business a disabled owner with compensation for his or her equity in the business. Business Equity Protector SM Buy/Sell Funding Insurance

12 SI 12645PPT (Rev 7/14) Business Owner Incentives

13 SI 12645PPT (Rev 7/14) The Standard recognizes that business owners have special disability insurance needs. The Business Owner Rewards program gives qualifying business owners access to increased individual disability insurance coverage while at the same time enhancing benefits and often reducing premium. Business Owner Rewards Program

14 SI 12645PPT (Rev 7/14) Upgrades the insured’s occupation class, providing access to increased disability insurance coverage while at the same time enhancing benefits and often reducing premiums.* The Business Owner Upgrade is available with Protector+ Business Overhead Protector Business Equity Protector Protector Platinum in Ohio. It is not available with Protector Essential. *Upgrades are subject to final approval by an underwriter at xThe Standard. Business Owner Upgrade

15 SI 12645PPT (Rev 7/14) With the Business Owner Upgrade come the advantages higher occupation classes offer. These may include: Increased benefit amounts Extended benefit periods Additional optional benefit riders Reduced premiums Business Owner Upgrade

16 SI 12645PPT (Rev 7/14) Business Owners have the opportunity to upgrade their occupation class when they: own at least 20% of their business and have been financially successful for at least two years under the current business arrangement, as supported by appropriate business income documentation. Business Owner Upgrade

17 SI 12645PPT (Rev 7/14) The Business Owner Upgrade is not available to: medical or dental occupations (2P, 3P, 4P occupation classes), chiropractors, long haul truck drivers, those listed under Financial Services, Real Estate or as “No” in the Occupation Classifications section of The Protector Series product guide. The Protector Series product guide Business Owner Upgrade

18 SI 12645PPT (Rev 7/14) New policy owners of the Business Overhead Protector automatically receive an upgrade of one occupation class in addition to any increases under the Business Owner Upgrade. 5A occupations receive a 10% discount off gender-distinct rates. New business owners receive up to $10,000 monthly benefit. More Business Owner Rewards

19 SI 12645PPT (Rev 7/14) Newly self-employed business owners with work experience in the same professional capacity may be eligible for individual disability income insurance coverage based on their historical W-2 earnings. Insurable income is based on 75 percent of each individual’s final, annual earnings rate as a non-owner employee in the same profession as his or her new business. This is available to occupation classes 5A, and 4A, as well as to 4P, 3P and 2P physicians. Maximum individual disability income Issue & Participation Limit is $10,000 for 5A and 4A occupation classes, and as published for 4P, 3P and 2P physician occupation classes in The Protector Series Product Guide.The Protector Series Product Guide. Newly Self Employed Business Owners

20 SI 12645PPT (Rev 7/14) Other occupation classes may also be eligible with a maximum IDI Issue & Participation of $1,000. The Standard reserves the right, on a case-by-case basis, to request additional financial information or modify its underwriting approach. This program is not available to those listed as “No” in the Occupation Classification List in The Protector Series Product Guide. The Protector Series Product Guide. Newly Self Employed Business Owners

21 SI 12645PPT (Rev 7/14) To be eligible the business owner: established a new business within the past 12 months is actively involved in the operation of the business is actively generating revenue at the time of underwriting has been employed in the same professional capacity for at least three years as a non-owner employee immediately before becoming an owner, earning at least $50,000 annually has provided documentation of two years’ prior income. Bonus income may be included depending on occupation, bonus history, and how the bonus was generated. Fluctuating income may be averaged. Newly Self Employed Business Owners

22 SI 12645PPT (Rev 7/14) The Earned Income Enhancer is a complement to the Business Owner Rewards Program because sometimes the amount of income earned may not accurately reflect the amount of income that needs to be protected. It is available with Protector Platinum, Protector+ and Protector Essential. Earned Income Enhancer

23 SI 12645PPT (Rev 7/14) The Earned Income Enhancer allows business owners to qualify for up to $2,000 in additional coverage within issue and participation limits than non-business owners in the same occupation class. Earned Income Enhancer

24 SI 12645PPT (Rev 7/14) Business Owners must: own at least 20% of the business have been financially successful for at least the last two years under the current business arrangement, as supported by appropriate business income documentation. Earned Income Enhancer

25 SI 12645PPT (Rev 7/14) To determine the coverage available with the Earned Income Enhancer, use the calculation below: Earned Income x 120% The amount of additional coverage cannot be greater than $2,000 per month and the total coverage must fall within the occupation’s issue and participation limits. Earned Income Enhancer

26 SI 12645PPT (Rev 7/14) The Earned Income Enhance is not available to podiatrists, chiropractors, long haul truck drivers those listed under Real Estate or as xx“No” in the Occupation Classifications xxList of The Protector Series Product xxGuide.The Protector Series ProductGuide. Earned Income Enhancer

27 SI 12645PPT (Rev 7/14) Premium Discount Options 27

28 SI 12645PPT (Rev 7/14) Premium discounts are provided to help solicit multiple applicants. The types of discounts available are for: Multi-Life Groups Business Owners Guarantee Issue Groups Premium Discounts * The Protector in California Availability of discounts, and the number of lives required to obtain a discount, may vary by state. Discounts are not available to government employees or with Protector Essential. Please see the online reference Protector Series Product Guide, form 9251REF SI/SNYform 9251REF SI/SNY

29 SI 12645PPT (Rev 7/14) A 10% Multi-Life Discount for Preferred Producers in awarded to producers who have placed The Standard’s individual disability insurance policies for five* or more unique individuals. Please see the Preferred Producer Multi-Life Discount Guidelines, form for details.Preferred Producer Multi-Life Discount Guidelines * Seven if placed by a sales team pair that splits commission 50/50. Preferred Producer Multi-Life Discount

30 SI 12645PPT (Rev 7/14) Employer-Based Multi-Life groups are generally defined as five or more lives employed by the same employer. Employer-Based Multi-Life groups can be as few as two lives so long as those participating Are each at least 20% owners of the same business Purchase policies with combined pre-discounted annual premium of at least $5,000 2 Meet all other provisions related to timing of the Employer-Based Multi-Life discount Premium Discounts for Employer-Based Multi-Life Groups 1 1. Availability of discounts, and the number of lives required to obtain a discount, may vary by state. Please see the Multi-Life Discounts State Availability Chart.Multi-Life Discounts State Availability Chart 2. Or less, if both purchase the maximum benefit on both policies.

31 SI 12645PPT (Rev 7/14) The Business Owner Discount provides 15% savings off gender-distinct rates to qualifying business owners with Protector Platinum policies. 1 Qualifying 2 business owners own at least 20% of their business and have been financially successful for at least two years under the current business arrangement as supported by the appropriate business income documentation 1. Except in Ohio, where the Business Owner Upgrade is available. 2. Not available to medical or dental occupations, (2P, 3P, 4P occupation classes), chiropractors, long haul xxtruck drivers, or those listed under Financial Services, Real Estate or as “No” in the occupations listing in …The Protector Series Product Guide, form 9251REF SI/SNYform 9251REF SI/SNY Business Owner Discount

32 SI 12645PPT (Rev 7/14) When Protector Platinum is sold in conjunction with Business Overhead Protector disability insurance and/or Business Equity Protector disability buy-sell funding insurance, a 5% discount is applied to the Protector Platinum premium. Multi-Product Discount

33 SI 12645PPT (Rev 7/14) Mandatory (Gender-Neutral) 30%, 35% Large Case Discount (100+ lives), or 40% when combined with 5% Cross-Sale Discount with LTD from The Standard Voluntary (Gender-Neutral) 15% Goal Participation Met Discount, or 20% if combined with 5% Cross Sale Discount with LTD from The Standard Discount Options for Protector Platinum Guarantee Issue Participation Goal varies by case

34 SI 12645PPT (Rev 7/14) When sold in conjunction The Standard’s Long Term Disability group insurance, a 5% premium discount is applied to Protector Platinum Guarantee Issue individual disability insurance from The Standard. Guarantee Issue Cross-Sale Discount

35 SI 12645PPT (Rev 7/14) Benefits may be tax-free Incentive pay can be covered Policies are portable and individually owned There is no offset for Supplemental Social Security or Workers’ Compensation benefits Benefit Amounts for Guarantee Issue Availability of discounts, and the number of lives required to obtain a discount, may vary by state. Please see the online Protector Series Reference Product Guide, form 9251REF SI/SNY.form 9251REF SI/SNY Mandatory Depending on case profile, the following tables illustrate the monthly benefit amounts that may be offered. Voluntary

36 SI 12645PPT (Rev 7/14) Summary of Protector Platinum Premium Discount Options for Regularly Underwritten DI Multi-Life Discounts (gender-distinct) Employer-Based Multi-Life Discount 10% Discount Preferred Producer Multi-Life Discount Business Owner Discount Gender-Distinct Pricing15% Discount Multi-Product Discount Gender-Distinct Pricing5% Discount

37 SI 12645PPT (Rev 7/14) Summary of Business Overhead Protector Premium Discount Options Multi-Life Discounts Employer-Based Multi-Life Discount Gender-Distinct 10% Discount Preferred Producer Multi-Life Discount

38 SI 12645PPT (Rev 7/14) Summary of Protector Platinum Premium Discounts for Guarantee Issue Guarantee Issue Discount VoluntaryGender-Neutral Pricing15% goal 1 discount 20% if participation exceeds goal. MandatoryGender-Neutral Pricing30% discount 35% large case discount (100+ lives) Guarantee Issue Cross-Sale Discount Gender-Neutral Pricing5% Discount 1. Goal varies by case.

39 SI 12645PPT (Rev 7/14) Keeping its promises to its customers since 1906 Ranks among the top ten disability insurance companies in the nation Rates 1 st among its peers with high levels of customer service, a sound liquidity position and strong financial flexibility* * Peer Comparison: U.S. Specialty Employee Benefit Insurers. xStandard & Poor’s Rating services. The Standard

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