Learn how to alleviate financial burden with voluntary insurance

April 2014

Cancer affects millions nationwide, and for many, the diagnosis may bring devastating financial burden even if they have major medical insurance.

Unfortunately, cancer is one of the five most costly medical conditions in the United States, which causes many patients to make decisions about their health based on their finances.

A study from Duke University Medical Center and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute found that out-of-pocket, cancer-related costs average $712 per month.1 Voluntary cancer insurance helps alleviate this burden, and allows patients to focus on their treatment and recovery.

Going beyond helping with the costs of cancer treatment, voluntary insurance policyholders receive cash benefits to be used for daily living expenses, such as rent, gas, groceries, babysitting and other necessities.

With an estimated 1,665,540 new cases of cancer diagnosed in the United States2 this year, voluntary cancer insurance is something everyone should consider.

Learn more about voluntary cancer insurance plans.

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1 Duke Medicine News and Communications, “Medical Bills Force Cancer Patients to Skimp on Care and Necessities,” June 6, 2011, accessed on Feb. 25, 2014.
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