Guarantee Standard Issue (GSI)
Questions and Answers
GSI programs may only be available at select residency and fellowship programs. Contact us to see if you are eligible.
Q: What is Guarantee Standard Issue (GSI)?
By obtaining disability insurance on a GSI basis, the only requirement is a short application form. There is no paramedical exam, no telephone interview, no blood/urine tests, etc. You end up with the same policy, but without the hassle.
Q: Is a GSI policy different?
A: The short answer is no. Whether you go through full medical underwriting or skip the medical underwriting through a
The GSI programs that we administer at LAC+USC and Harbor-UCLA currently offer all of the primary options a young physician should have on
- Specialty Specific and Own Occupation Coverage
- Future Increase Options (FIO)
- Cost Of Living Adjustment (COLA) Rider
- Partial Disability Benefits
- Student Loan Protection
Q: Is a GSI policy more expensive?
A: No. Rates are the same. We are also able to add the same resident/fellow discounts to further reduce your rates.
Q: My advisor told me not to take a GSI policy. Since the policy is the same, why would my advisor tell me this?
A: This is a common and unfortunate occurrence. Certain GSI programs are exclusive. For example, the GSI program at LAC+USC and Harbor-UCLA is exclusive to Rivetti Financial. Since your advisor does not have access to the program, it is to his or her benefit to convince you not to go through the GSI program. As a result, your advisor convinces you to go through the medical underwriting process for the same policy. This can have catastrophic consequences, which your advisor is not telling you about. This is described in the next question below.
Q: I already applied for disability insurance, am I still eligible?
A: This depends. Many
Q: Why go through a GSI program?
A: GSI makes the entire process hassle-free. You end up with the same