These policies provide financial protection for diagnosis of Cancer, Heart Attack, and Stroke. A lump sum benefit ($5,000 to $75,000) is paid directly to the policy holder or someone designated regardless of any other health insurance you have, upon first diagnosis.
Key Cancer Facts
of all cancers are diagnosed in persons 55 or older.
of total cancer related costs are NON-MEDICAL.
of men will develop cancer in their lifetime
of women will develop cancer in their lifetime
Heart Attack & Stroke Facts
cause of death (1 in 4 deaths) for both men & women in the United States is heart attack.
cause of death in women in the United States is stroke.
cause of death in men in the United States is stroke.
Americans will have a heart attack this year; half will occur with no warning.
2009, 2010, 2013 Cancer Facts & Figures, American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org
Cancer Costs May Rise 27% by 2020, John Commins, HealthLeaders Media, January 2011
Cancer Trends Progress Report, National Cancer Institute, http://progressreport.cancer.gov
Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation Annual Report 2012, www.pcrf-kids.org
Understanding the Costs related to Care, March 28, 2012, www.cancer.net
Heart attack/stroke sources:
Heart Disease: What are the Medical Costs?. March 1, 2013, R. Morgan Griffith, www.webmd.com
Heart Disease Facts, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/facts.htm
Heart Disease Facts 2013, the Heart Foundation, www.theheartfoundation.org
Stroke Fact Sheet, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, www.cdc.gov
Stroke Fact Sheet, American Heart Association, www.heart.org
Stroke Prevention Guidelines for Women Could Save Lives, February 6, 2014, Lisa Collier Cool, http://health.yahoo.net/experts/dayinhealth/first-ever-stroke-prevention-guidelines-women-could-save-lives
Top Ten Things to Know About Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics, American Heart Association, www.heart.org, American Stroke Association, www.stroke.org