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Cancer Insurance

Aflac can help with the costs of cancer – from diagnosis to treatment to recovery and beyond.

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Cancer Insurance

The unfortunate reality is, cancer touches almost everyone at some point in their lives and everyone's story is unique, especially when it comes to cancer treatment. Aflac cancer insurance1 is here to help you and your family better cope financially—and emotionally.

We believe your story requires real solutions to help support the financial and emotional challenges faced by patients and their families –before, during, and after diagnosis.

How Does Aflac Cancer Insurance Work?

Supplemental cancer insurance benefits are designed to help cover expenses that traditional insurance may not cover. Aflac cancer insurance doesn't just help with medical expenses, but the cash benefits can also help you with everyday costs.

With our cancer insurance, cash is delivered straight to the policyholder2 rather than going through a doctor or hospital first. You can use these benefits to help pay for your mortgage payments, electricity bills or medication refills – it’s completely up to you. Taking a look at your current expenses can help you determine how much coverage you would need if you are diagnosed with cancer.

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What Does Aflac Cancer Insurance Cover?

Your primary medical insurance may be able to help cover a lot of the costs associated with a cancer diagnosis. However, you can still be left with large expenses expected to be paid out-of-pocket. That’s where Aflac Cancer Insurance comes in.

Aflac Cancer Insurance policies can help cover many different treatment plans. We offer different policy options with varying levels of coverage, depending on your unique needs. Benefits vary from plan to plan, so it’s important to let your Aflac agent know your situation and needs upfront before choosing which plan may be best for you.

Insurance for cancer patients has the potential to help everyone involved – including those you love. While we hope your children never receive a cancer diagnosis, there may be dependent coverage options on an existing individual plan.

Each cancer insurance option offers cash benefits that can be used however you decide. This means you can put cash toward rent, groceries or a detailed treatment plan. A few common medical procedures or treatments that Aflac can help cover are:

  • Plus sign iconCancer Screenings
  • Plus sign iconRadiation Therapy, Chemotherapy, Immunotherapy or Experimental Chemotherapy
  • Plus sign iconHormonal Therapy
  • Plus sign iconBlood and Plasma
  • Plus sign iconSurgery/Anesthesia
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What’s the Difference between Cancer, Critical Illness, and Hospital Insurance?

Aflac offers Cancer, Critical Illness and Hospital insurance policies. Each plan offers different benefits, and it’s not uncommon for policyholders to consider more than one plan. Combined, you can explore a more supportive and holistic approach to coverage. You now know what Aflac Cancer Insurance is, but it makes sense to explore all your options.

Aflac Lump-Sum Critical Illness Insurance is for those who experience a life-changing event, like a heart attack or stroke. It offers lump-sum cash benefits that can be used however you decide – from helping with everyday bills to surgery. These plans may help provide coverage for diseases that aren’t covered by our cancer/specified disease insurance policies.

Aflac Hospital Insurance is a great option to combine with other existing insurance plans. Supplemental hospital insurance can help cover expenses that take place in the emergency room, like ambulance costs, x-rays and blood tests, to name a few. We recommend chatting with your company and seeing if hospital insurance coverage is an option.

Peace of mind doesn't
have to break the bank

Rest assured that, if ever faced with the realities of cancer, Aflac will be there for you in your greatest time of need.

Is Cancer Insurance Worth It?

Since 1957, Aflac has been a pioneer in cancer insurance. Our passion for seeing our policyholder through this distressing time is at the very heart of who we are.

Paying for cancer treatments entirely out-of-pocket without insurance may be a taxing responsibility to do on your own. Even with the help of your primary insurance provider, costs can remain high. Having a supplemental cancer insurance policy on your side may be the type of support you need. It may be worth considering even more if you fall into a few categories:

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    If you are not financially prepared, having cancer insurance can help provide peace of mind and support in the event of a covered diagnosis.

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    If cancer runs in your family, you should consider helping to protect yourself financially with a cancer insurance plan.

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    If a specified-disease runs in your family, a cancer insurance plan can help you protect your health and finances.

Aflac Cancer Insurance can help provide financial, physical, and emotional-support solutions so you can seek the treatment and emotional support you need-before during and after diagnosis. Many Aflac cancer plans offer benefits for annual cancer screenings to help you stay on top of your health.

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Solutions that help support financial, physical, and emotional challenges.

Everyone’s story is unique, especially when it comes to cancer treatment. Aflac provides solutions that help support the financial, physical, and emotional challenges faced by patients and their families when a cancer diagnosis is received.

Aflac can help protect a patient’s financial, physical, and emotional well-being, empowering them to seek the latest advancements in treatment protocol, while easing the financial concerns that often accompany it. Cancer treatment costs with insurance can be much more manageable with the right coverage in place.

Who Qualifies for Cancer Insurance?

It’s important to note that cancer insurance may also be known as specified-disease insurance in some locations. The specific qualifications for cancer insurance vary from state to state, but there are a few general qualifications to keep in mind.

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Individual Cancer Insurance Policies vs. Policies Through Work

You can apply for Aflac Cancer Insurance through your worksite and on an individual basis. If you are a business owner, you can help your employees to be better protected by offering cancer insurance through payroll deductions. There is no direct cost to employers, as employees decide for themselves if they would like to apply or not. If you are an employee and your company does not offer this benefit, you can still apply for a cancer insurance policy individually.

Get a Quote for Aflac Cancer Insurance

We recommend chatting with an agent for complete details that can help you decide if you should apply for supplemental cancer insurance. You can also clarify which Aflac Cancer insurance option is best by determining how much coverage you may desire. Rest assured that, if ever faced with the realities of cancer, Aflac will be there for you in your greatest time of need.