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Does Insurance Cover Cancer Treatments?

Cancer can be very expensive to treat. That’s where insurance comes in. It can help cover the cost of cancer treatments and help alleviate the significant financial burden a cancer diagnosis often brings. Here’s everything you need to know about cancer treatments and insurance coverage.

How much does cancer cost without insurance?

Without insurance, cancer treatment costs can quickly add up to six figures. Treating cancer can be expensive. From deductibles and copays to treatment, transportation and childcare, there are expenses that health insurance may not cover.

Is cancer covered by health insurance?

While health insurance can help cover some cancer treatment costs, high out-of-pocket expenses are still likely to pop up. It can be difficult to cover these out-of-pocket expenses if you don’t have the cash on hand.1

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How cancer insurance works

Cancer insurance can help fill in the gaps and cover expenses that your health insurance plan doesn’t cover. With an Aflac cancer insurance policy, you’ll receive cash benefits for unexpected expenses following a cancer diagnosis. You may use this benefit for virtually any expense, such as treatment, transportation, and everyday bills.2

Cancer insurance vs. health insurance

It’s important to understand that cancer insurance isn’t intended to replace the benefits your primary health insurance policy provides. Instead, it acts as a supplement to assist with out-of-pocket costs that will likely arise during cancer treatment.4 Ideally, you’d have both a primary health insurance plan and cancer insurance.

Cancer insurance coverage

Cancer insurance is flexible, meaning it can help cover a variety of out-of-pockets expenses that your primary insurance plan may not cover. These expenses may be related to:

  • Wellness screenings and tests
  • Surgery and cancer treatments
  • Hospital stays
  • Prescription drugs and medications
  • Mental health services
  • Transportation and lodging for family members
  • Everyday bills

What is the right cancer insurance plan for me?

The ideal cancer insurance plan depends on your particular coverage needs and financial situation. It can help provide you with peace of mind and support as you or a loved one undergoes cancer treatment. Fortunately, Aflac cancer insurance offers affordable premiums that may easily fit into most budgets.

Get a quote for Aflac cancer insurance

There’s no denying that cancer treatment can be expensive. With Aflac cancer insurance, you can help reduce some of the out-of-pocket expenses that take a toll on your physical and emotional health. You’ll also be able to better focus on beating cancer and recovering instead of worrying about finances. Start chatting with an agent and get a quote today!

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