Critical Illness Happens to Other People . . . until it happens to you.
When faced with a critical illness, both medical and non-medical expenses arise. Out-of-pocket expenses such as in-home care, lost wages and child care come along at exactly the wrong time, and they can be devastating.
Many Americans do not have sufficient savings to meet immediate out-of-pocket expenses and are forced to deplete their available assets to cover costs.
More than half of all U.S. bankruptcies are based on a medical event; often, these involve people with good health insurance who are nonetheless faced with tens of thousands of dollars of out-of-pocket expenses.
Most “good” medical insurance plans do not cover what they deem experimental. Critical Illness and Cancer insurance can pay for these treatments. Many use there lump-sum payment to fund holistic cancer therapies. Even therapies that take place outside the United States.