October marks the 10th anniversary for national critical illness Awareness Month.
“For Awareness Month 2020 to have any impact it must expand well beyond a singular industry.”Jesse Slome, director of the American Association of Critical Illness Insurance
Awareness month established in 2011 to aide critical illness insurance planning
October is the 10th anniversary of National Critical Illness Awareness Month 2020. The American Association for Critical Illness Insurance initially established this event.
“There is an enormous need for people to understand how critical illnesses impact millions of Americans every year,” shares Jesse Slome, director of the organization. “Well beyond the health and medical impact there are enormous financial consequences on individuals and their families.”
Slome initiated the event in 2011 with the singular goal of increasing awareness. “Initially we knew insurance companies would get behind the event but I specifically omitted the word insurance from the month’s name,” Slome explained. “For Awareness Month 2020 to have any impact it must expand well beyond a singular industry and I am pleased to see the grassroots effort has indeed grown over the years.”
“We want to encourage using the month of October to focus on both the impact and the many important ways to prevent critical illnesses,” Slome declared. “Grass roots efforts can have an enormous impact though of course we hope that corporations and other groups will take the opportunity to create awareness.”
National Critical Illness Awareness Month 2020
Every year millions of Americans are impacted by critical illnesses. “The three major ones are cancer, heart attack and stroke,” Slome notes. “But there are a number of others today that occur. The good news is that thanks to incredible advances in medical care and treatment, most people survive a critical illness.”
The Association recently relaunch their critical illness insurance website where data regarding critical illnesses, insurance costs and claims will be found. “We plan to do our part this year to advocate for increased awareness and options that can benefit individuals and their families. I encourage others to step up and get involved,” he adds. To learn more about National Critical Illness Insurance Awareness Month click the link.
AACII’s director shares tips for critical illness insurance planning
First of all, Slome recommends all men and women over 40 read more about what is critical illness insurance?
Secondly, utilize the instant critical illness insurance cost calculator available on the Association’s website. Use the calculator to get an instant estimate of costs for $10,000 of cancer-insurance protection.
Thirdly, Slome notes that individuals in their late 30s and 40s should focus on cancer insurance coverage. Cancer is a significant risk prior to age 65 or 70 Slome notes, especially for women. Older individuals should consider comprehensive coverage that includes heart attack and stroke coverage.
Fourthly, compare critical illness insurance coverage. Slome notes that there are differences between policies. Therefore the helpful tips provided by the organization can save you money.
Here are some additional tips about planning for consumers.
Firstly read our tips is critical illness insurance worth it.
Secondly, read many of the health tips to reduce cancer, heart attach and stroke risk.
Thirdly, compare both cancer-only and comprehensive ci insurance.
Fourthly, the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance offers a great website where consumers can learn more. Additionally, November is Long-Term Care Awareness Month.
Finally, adults turning 65 can find Local Medicare Agents using the American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance‘s free online lookup.