Presented by Leonard Berthelsen Most consumers would be hard-pressed to explain what their real out-of-pocket costs would be if a major health issue occurred. Deductibles, co-pays, primary doctor vs. specialist, generic vs. name brand are just a few of the costs and decisions that come up. Then there are those expenses not really talked about or covered in their health plan such as travel, lodging, experimental drugs and procedures, not to mention time off work. Critical Illness and Cancer/Heart Attack/Stroke coverage can be a tool that financial professionals use to bridge the gap created by these out-of-pocket expenses. Having a lump-sum check arrive while your client is undergoing cancer treatment or recovering from a heart issue can be a huge relief to them and their families. As their health plans have increased deductibles and co-pays in order to keep premiums down, this results in only “kicking the can down the road” because eventually the cost is going to come back to your clients in the form of payments for those higher deductibles and co-pays. Many people have limited disability coverage at work, if they have it at all, and it may only pay a portion of their salary or wages. That loss of income potentially poses a huge financial risk to your client. Having a critical illness plan can soften the blow from reduced or stopped paychecks. Critical Illness and Cancer/Heart Attack/Stroke coverage can be tailored to your clients’ exposure and are designed to have affordable premiums. In addition, they potentially will pay for those expenses not covered by their health insurance plan. These products have limited underwriting and great compensation. Contact your Financial Brokerage Sales Manager today at 800-397-9999 to find out how Critical Illness and Cancer/Heart Attack/Stroke coverage can help your clients weather the financial risk from a health crisis!