Cancer and Specified Illness plans – available at nearly any age. These specified and cancer illness plans pay cash benefits to you to cover unexpected costs associated with cancer. This may help offset copayments, deductibles, treatments excluded by your insurance, prescription drug copayments or to cover prescriptions not covered by your plan and even travel / lodging expenses incurred to receive treatment. Specific event-based schedule of benefits with an optional rider which will provide a lump sum payment upon diagnosis.
Some facts about cancer:
1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will develop cancer in their lifetime.
77% of cancers are diagnosed in people age 55 and over.
Cancer is the 2nd leading cause of death in children.