As it is a form of supplemental health coverage…
many people wonder if they can truly benefit from cancer insurance or if it simply means spending more money at a time when there isn’t a lot of extra to go around.
In order to determine whether or not cancer insurance will be beneficial for a given consumer, both mathematics and emotions must be taken into account. Cancer insurance should be considered in the same way as any other form or protection – coverage for a “what if” scenario that could be financially crippling should it occur without a policy.
However, what makes cancer insurance different is that while many other forms of protection cover the expenses of a circumstance, this additional coverage also pays for life saving treatments upon which survival is dependent following a cancer diagnosis.
According to the American Cancer Society, one in every three Americans will receive a diagnosis of the disease in their lifetimes, and three out of every four families will have to face it. Breast cancer alone will afflict one in every eight women.
The typical cancer insurance policy will cost under $1 per day – less than a coffee from a local shop, or a lottery scratch ticket – but it will provide much needed financial support to cover medical testing and treatments, therapies, and will even help to pay for living expenses such as mortgage payments, rent, and utility bills while undergoing those treatments if work must be missed.
For the majority of people, the decision shouldn’t be whether or not they need cancer insurance, but should instead be which policy is best for them.