Derek Silva

Senior Editor & Personal Finance Expert

Expertise

Taxes, financial data, estate planning, investing

Education

University of Massachusetts Amherst (BS)

About

Derek is a former senior editor and personal finance expert at Policygenius, where he specialized in financial data, taxes, estate planning, and investing. Previously, he was a staff writer at SmartAsset.

In the press

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Journalist on a deadline? Our press team can connect you with our experts to discuss insurance, personal finance, and more. They’re also pretty friendly.

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Policygenius content follows strict guidelines for editorial accuracy and integrity. Learn about our editorial standards and how we make money.

Selected stories from Derek

Are disability insurance premiums tax-deductible?

Updated February 25, 2022 | 2 min read

Disability insurance premiums aren’t tax-deductible, but you may be able to deduct medical expenses worth more than 7.5% of your adjusted gross income as an itemized deduction.

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Does disability insurance cover COVID-19?

Updated February 25, 2022 | 6 min read

Short-term disability insurance may cover coronavirus if a medical quarantine leaves you unable to work; long-term disability insurance can cover long COVID and other complications that leave you unable to work.

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The most popular bachelor's degrees in every state

Updated February 03, 2022 | 2 min read

Data on the most popular bachelor’s degrees in every state show that one in five people get a business degree.

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