When business owners apply for a loan from a bank, oftentimes the bank wants the debt insured in the event the loan payer becomes sick or injured.
There is a specific type of disability insurance policy designed to cover these business loans.
For example, suppose a dentist is in the process of purchasing a practice for $500,000. The bank requires the dentist to insure the loan for the next 10 years. At the time of claim, the policy will pay the balance of the loan. If the dentist becomes disabled in the first year, the policy would pay the remainder of the 10 years. If the dentist becomes disabled in the fifth year, the policy would pay the remaining five years of the loan.