Critical Illness 101
Chances are you know someone who’s been diagnosed with a critical illness such as a heart attack (myocardial infarction) or stroke. You can’t help but notice the strain it’s placed on the person’s life–both physically and emotionally. What’s not so obvious is the impact on that person’s personal finances. While the person is busy getting well, the bills may continue to pile up.
WOULD YOU HAVE THE MONEY TO COVER THE OUT-OF POCKET EXPENSES SUCH AS:
• Transportation to a distant medical facility. • Specialized treatment costs. • Living expenses like rent, mortgage, and utility bills.
How could a heart attack affect you financially?
The average cost of a heart attack is $122,898. After major medical coverage, you could still owe $49,159 in out-of-pocket medical expenses not covered by your insurance.
Our critical illness insurance can help with the treatment costs of a serious health event, so you can focus on more important things in life–like getting better.
Aflac pays cash benefits directly to you, unless you choose otherwise. This means that you will have added financial resources to help with medical costs or ongoing living expenses.