Consumers should protect all of their major purchases
The average American family of four with employer-provided health coverage can face more than $11,000 in monthly premiums and out-of-pocket costs per year.i Considering 65% of people have less than $1,000 to pay out-of-pocket expenses associated with an unexpected serious illness or accident,ii it makes sense to protect your wallet the same as you do your home or vehicle.
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i Girod, Christopher S., Weltz, Scott A, Hart, Susan K. 2016 Milliman Medical Index: Healthcare costs for the typical American family will exceed $25,000 in 2016. Who cooked up this expensive recipe? May 2016. For the typical family of four’s $25,826 in total spending, the employee pays $6,717 through payroll deduction and $4,316 in out-of-pocket expenses incurred at time of service.
ii The 2016 Aflac WorkForces Report is the sixth annual Aflac study examining benefits trends and attitudes. The study, conducted by Lightspeed/GMI on behalf of Aflac, captures responses from 1,500 employers and 5,000 employees across the U.S. To learn more, visit AflacWorkForcesReport.com.