Cancer insurance helps you live well while getting well.
Most of us don’t expect to face a serious illness like cancer. However, statistics show 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women develop cancer in their lifetime.1 Some look to family history to determine risk, but that often doesn’t tell the whole story. While heredity and environmental factors can play a role, inherited genetic factors impact only about 5-10% of all cancers.2
Fortunately, more people are surviving cancer thanks to early detection and more aggressive treatments. If you’re diagnosed with cancer, you may find that your medical insurance doesn’t cover everything. In addition to your day-to-day bills, you could incur costs for treatment and recovery, such as:
- Deductibles and co-pays
- Out-of-network treatment
- Travel, lodging and meals during treatment
- Child care
- Home health services
The need to scale back on work or take a leave of absence during treatment and recovery only adds to the stress. That’s where supplemental cancer insurance helps. It assists with protecting you from financial hardship in the face of mounting cancer expenses.