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Cancer Insurance

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new cancer cases expected in 2023 per the American Cancer Society [0]

3.8 million

deaths averted, due in part to advances in treatment since 1991, according to the American Cancer Society [1]

$180 to $2,600/month

average out-of-pocket cost per month among all cancers[2]

Senior Woman Undergoing Chemotherapy With Nurse

What does cancer insurance cover?

Supplemental cancer insurance benefits are designed to help cover expenses that traditional health insurance may not cover.

What Cancer Policies May Cover

  • Cancer screening
  • Initial diagnosis
  • Chemotherapy
  • Hospitalization
  • Surgery/anesthesia
  • Prosthesis
  • Home health care
  • Transportation by ambulance
  • Skilled nursing and rehabilitation care

What Cancer Policies May Not Cover

  • Any diagnosis or treatment outside the United States or its territories
  • Any diagnosis or treatment you may have received prior to the effective date of the policy
  • Non-cancer related diagnosis or treatment
  • Types of cancers not included in your specific policy’s coverage
  • Cancers occurring prior to the purchase of the policy

Pros and Cons of Short Term Health Plans

Doctor and man undergoing course of chemotherapy in clinic.
  • Provides payment for expenses that most health insurance plans don’t cover, like deductibles, coinsurance, co-pays and more.
  • Lump-sum payments are made to the insured to use as they see fit.
  • Apply anytime for a policy.
Woman after chemotherapy visiting doctor in hospital
  • Not intended as replacement for health insurance.
  • Not guaranteed issue.

Cancer Insurance Resources

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Have Questions? Speak to an Agent

Speak to a licensed health insurance agent during business hours for help understanding your options and enrolling in coverage.