Illness may happen to anyone young or old alike. Although one can take steps to be healthier and more fit, the truth of the matter, is we can get ill anytime.
It’s not cheap to get sick. Aside from the loss of income one also has to face mounting health care costs.
Chemotherapy treatment alone for cancer stricken patients cost thousands of dollars. A month long stay in the intensive care unit of a private hospital may run up to thousand of dollars too. And we haven’t considered in yet the cost of medicine and outpatient treatment needed.
This is why it is not surprising how some families lose almost all of their savings when one of them gets seriously sick. Others get buried deep in debt unfortunately.
If you want to protect your family from possible financial trouble in the future, foremost one should do is to take steps to prepare now for the future. One might have social insurance that offer some sickness benefits to its members but this may not be enough to cover all expenses incurred when we get sick.
The question you need to address to yourself is would you have enough money to take care of any major or critical illness that can happen to you or to a family member without depleting your lifetime savings.
If you cannot answer in the affirmative, it may be time for you to get additional insurance, or better yet a specific plan that will support your health care needs. In the selection of health care insurance some of the things you may consider:
— A health care plan that provides a lump sum benefit if diagnosed with a covered critical illness.
— One that pays for a fixed daily income in case of hospitalization.
— One that pays for a lump sum in case of death.
— And one that provides for additional cash depending in dividend earning or fund value.
There are more things you need to look into, and because there are so many health care plans out there. Since we don’t know what is in store for us in the near future, one should take steps to insure oneself against critical illnesses as soon as possible.
The younger you are the lower the premiums will be too. Having been covered with a health care plan assures you and your family to have a peace of mind.