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After taking the time to get to know you by name, need and nuance, we present options for critical illness coverage designed to help with your employees’ medical costs incurred because of a significant health emergency.
Some examples of covered conditions include:
This list isn’t exhaustive. Some of these conditions may not be eligible for coverage in certain instances, and pre-existing conditions are not eligible for coverage.
A critical illness policy will extend coverage for a broad spectrum of health emergencies in most cases. If you or a dependent is diagnosed with an eligible condition, the benefit payments from a critical illness policy can be quite flexible. There are more eligible expenses not covered on this list.
While many policies place strict limitations on eligible expenses, critical illness insurance lump sum benefits can be applied to a wide range of costs, including:
Assuming you’re diagnosed with a condition covered by your critical illness policy, benefits are typically paid in a lump sum payment.
Coverage limits can vary considerably, typically topping out around $100,000 on a standard policy.
Critical illness plans are almost always offered as voluntary coverage, with the employee assuming full responsibility for the cost.
Though specific exemptions will vary from policy to policy, most have exclusions for certain types of cancer and select chronic illnesses. In some cases, a recurring illness may not be eligible for a second payout if a claim was made in the past.
From those who are young and in good health to those who are nearing retirement with a long history of medical issues, critical illness insurance can be a wise investment.
Considering that outstanding medical bills are listed as one of the most common causes of bankruptcy in the United States, this may be a coverage your employees can’t afford to skip.
Carrying this coverage can help give them the peace of mind knowing they’re prepared in the event they become too sick to work.