Why Cancer Insurance? The Risk Is Real!
The American Cancer Society reports that Cancer strikes 1 in every 2 men and 1 in every 3 women in their lifetime in the United States. About 1,529,560 new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2010. Despite its rarity, cancer is the chief cause of death by disease in children under age 15.
The Hidden Cost of Treatment
Over 64 percent of cancer costs are non-medical and may not be covered by major medical insurance. These costs must be paid from some other source. A study of patients with major illnesses showed 96 percent of patients surveyed had hospital insurance, yet one-third lost their savings.
Your major medical insurance covers most of the direct charges such as hospital and physician bills, but not these hidden indirect costs:
Here’s how it works
You use the money to meet your needs loss of income, house and car payments, transportation for treatment, other bills, etc. These are all expenses of cancer not covered by your major medical insurance.
Plus, you get these unique features: