We always pray and wish for good health for ourselves and our families because we believe that health is wealth. Indeed, health is wealth because if we get sick, we cannot work and earn money and our savings (wealth) will be spent for expensive medical treatments.
Unfortunately, sickness or illness is a natural part of life and there are many unfortunate people who get sick unexpectedly. Illness can wreck havoc to our financial stability so it is best to be prepared financially when it strikes us. Health insurance is a great financial defender against illness especially critical illnesses which require big amount of money for medical treatments and medicines.
LIST OF CRITICAL ILLNESSES
1. Heart Attack
4. Kidney Failure
5. Dissecting Aortic Aneurysm
6. End Stage Lung Disease
7. Progressive Muscular Atrophy
8. Major Burns
9. Multiple Sclerosis
11. Total Blindness
12. Loss of Limbs
13. Aplastic Anaemia
14. Bacterial Meningitis
15. Benign Brain Tumour
18. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
21. Cerebral Metastasis
22. Loss of Speecch
24. Parkinson’s Disease
25. Terminal Illness
26. Medullary Cystic Disease
27. Alzheimer’s Disease
28. Fulminant Hepatitis
29. Major Head Trauma
30. End Stage Liver Failure
31. Motor Neurone Disease
32. Guillain-Barre Syndrome
LIST OF CRITICAL ILLNESSES REQUIRING SURGERY
33. Major Organ Transplant
34. Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
35. Surgery for Disease of the Aorta (Aortic Surgery)
36. Replacement of Heart Valve
CRITICAL ILLNESS TERM INSURANCE: FINANCIAL DEFENSE AGAINST THESE 36 CRITICAL ILLNESSES
With the goal of giving each Filipino the opportunity to have financial protection against critical illnesses, the life insurance company I represent offer critical illness term insurance. It is a five-year renewable term plan that pays the face amount either upon death of the life insured or if life insured is diagnosed, while living, to have any of the 36 specified critical illnesses and, where applicable, has undergone any specified surgeries before the insured attains age 70.
How can this plan benefit policy holders? For example, If I am diagnosed today with invasive cancer while being plan holder of critical illness term insurance with face amount of 1 Million pesos, I will be able to claim 1 Million pesos benefit amount from the life insurance company.
I will file a claim to the company with the proper medical certificates and documents from my doctors or hospital. I will use the money for medical treatments and medicines. Where on earth can I get 1 million pesos for cancer treatment? Even banks and relatives could not lend me this amount of money.
Another example, If I am paralyzed today and have the same term insurance plan, my family will file a claim for 1 Million Pesos. Of course, I cannot file a claim myself if I am already paralyzed right? My family can use the money for my hospital expenses as well as medicines. They may even use it to hire somebody to take care of me, like a caregiver. This way, I will not cause too much burden to my family.
People with family history of cancer, heart diseases, stroke and other critical illnesses should seriously consider getting critical illness insurance for protection because they have higher chances (genetic predisposition) of developing these illnesses.
Healthy individuals should get too because life is very unpredictable.
IS IT EXPENSIVE?
I want you to be the one to judge it if it is expensive. Here is a sample proposal/quote for a 30 years old, male, non-smoker:
Annual Payment/Premium: 9,880 Pesos
Semiannual: 4,940 Pesos
Face Amount: 1 Million Pesos – Money I will receive if I am diagnosed with the 36 critical illnesses. Same amount of money will be received by my beneficiaries after my death due to any reason. Whichever come first, death or critical illness, the life insurance company will pay.
Accidental Death Benefit (ADB) Rider: 1 Million Pesos as Accidental Death Benefit
Total Disability Benefit (TDB) Rider: I will not pay anymore in case of total and permanent disability (Waiver of premium)
*Lowest Face Amount is 500K with a premium amount of Php5,140 inclusive of the ADB and TDB riders. You have the option to not include the ADB and TDB riders but I highly encourage that you include them already to maximize the plan. The maximum Face Amount is 15Million Pesos.
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