Physicians Mutual Insurance Company®
No one wants to hear, “It’s cancer.” But if it happens to you, this coverage can help.
A cancer diagnosis can lead to financial stress. Having cancer insurance in place ahead of time can give you one less thing to worry about during an already difficult time. You can receive cash benefits for cancer treatments, drugs, therapies and specialists — even travel, food or household expenses — so you can focus on your health and get back to living your life.
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Why cancer insurance is important — even if you have other health coverage
Cash benefits for what you may need
Unlike other types of health insurance, you can use this cancer coverage to help pay for things like treatments, hospital stays, travel, lodging, food, pet or child care … expenses you may not have planned for. Plus, you can get cash benefits for important preventive care screenings to help you stay healthy.
Cancer affects millions of Americans each year
In the United States, about 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will develop cancer in their lifetime.1 And although the disease can affect people of all ages, 80% of all cancers are diagnosed in people over age 55.2 The good news is, the ability to test for the disease and treat it has greatly improved.3 This coverage can help you get the care you need.
Helps cover Out-of-pocket costs
In the U.S. alone, cancer costs billions of dollars each year. In fact, cancer patients in the U.S. paid $5.6 billion out of pocket for cancer treatments in 2018.4 Since many of the costs associated with the disease aren’t covered by Medicare or major medical insurance, you could be left with thousands in out-of-pocket costs. This cancer insurance can help.
When I was looking for an insurance policy, I decided to work with an agent, which made things so much easier. They walked me through my options and helped me make a decision I could feel good about. Not only that, they also worked around my busy schedule to make sure my needs were met.
1 “Lifetime Risk of Developing or Dying From Cancer,” American Cancer Society, Cancer.org, January 13, 2020
2 “Cancer Facts & Figures 2020,” page 2, American Cancer Society, Cancer.org, 2020
3 “What’s New in Cancer Research,” WebMD.com, November 15, 2020
4 “Costs of Cancer 2020 Edition,” American Cancer Society, FightCancer.org, 2020