A cancer diagnosis is not only a burden on your health, but it can be a big financial burden as well. Additionally, the expenses can come at an unexpected time, adding to the stress of the news. Your traditional health insurance may help cover some of your medical expenses, but what about out-of-pocket medical expenses and other related costs?
Some insurance providers offer cancer insurance policies, which are available to both individuals and families during times of health. Essentially, you would buy this plan to protect your future health in the event that you are later diagnosed with cancer.
Upon diagnosis of a covered cancer, your policy can pay cash to either you or your designee. This one-time lump payment can range in value, depending on the details of your policy. And unlike health insurance benefits, you can use the money in any way you see fit. Apart from funding treatment, you can also use the payout to fund household expenses, experimental treatments, medical-related travel to specialists, loss of income and more.
Basically, while health insurance helps cover approved medical treatment and medications, cancer insurance policies pay directly to the insured. This gives you more flexibility and control, so you can use the money where it’s most needed during the course of your treatment.
It’s a bit of a gamble to buy a policy for a disease that you many never develop. However, some policies offer an optional feature that returns premiums to you if no claims are filed during the term of the policy. Insurance providers will have their own rules regarding this feature, so be sure to ask your agent about it.
Protect the health of your loved ones. Call Sun Coast Legacy Advisors at (888) 455-5799 for more information on Florida cancer insurance.