Many hard workers concentrate more on saving for far-off retirement than protecting today’s earnings. Your odds of living with a serious illness or disability outrank dying before turning 65 by five times. So putting mistaken trust in the government or your employer’s plan to cover your dire health needs can have disastrous results.
Learning that you or a loved one is severely ill can upset many aspects of your life. You, your mate, family members, and business partners may suffer more than physically and emotionally. The financial burdens of a debilitating disease can be shocking and draining. You may be desperate enough to consider anything from depleting your savings to selling your home. But if you had critical illness (CI) insurance, you could avoid such rash options and afford your necessary but overwhelming expenses.