Breast Cancer Awareness is a cause that is extremely close to my heart. Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women and about 1 in 8 women born today in the U.S. will get breast cancer at some point in their lives. Approximately 231,340 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. These staggering numbers mean you or someone you know has probably been affected by breast cancer. This year, I’m excited to partner with Aflac to spread the word on breast cancer awareness!
Being diagnosed with breast cancer brings more than doctor appointments and scheduling treatment dates, it also means out of pocket costs, which can add up quickly. Breast cancer patients with employer-sponsored health insurance spend approximately $6,553 out-of-pocket.
- Consider insurance policies that can help ease worries about the financial cost of breast cancer if it were to occur.
- When caught early, the survival rate for breast cancer is as high as 99 percent, but the diagnosis can be accompanied by an expensive treatment regimen. Aflac’s cash benefits can help policyholders pay the out-of-pocket costs associated with costly cancer treatments.
- A cancer insurance policy can be used not only for treatment expenses not covered by major medical insurance, but also for extra child care that may be needed, transportation to and from appointments, and even everyday living expenses
- Having a cancer insurance policy helps you focus on the recovery, not finances
- Aflac’s One Day PaySM initiative, allows Aflac to process, approve and pay eligible claims in just a day, you can have the cash you need in hand faster than ever before.
- Watch this video video to see how Aflac’s cancer insurance policy helped policyholder Celia through her breast cancer journey.
Aflac is supporting the cause this Breast Cancer Awareness Month
- For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Aflac will be partnering with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) again for its second annual “This Duck Wears Pink” campaign.
- Aflac is selling a variety of campaign-related merchandise including the plush duck, hats and a breast cancer ribbon pin, with all the net proceeds going to the AACR for the specific purpose of funding research aimed at finding a cure for breast cancer.
- Aflac supports the groundbreaking work of the AACR – the first and largest cancer research organization in the world with a membership of more than 35,000 professionals residing in 101 countries working on the front lines of the effort to eradicate cancer. The AACR backs every aspect of high-quality, innovative cancer research.
- You can donate and shop for merchandise here.
This October, join me and Aflac to support breast cancer awareness! As you’re going through your Open Enrollment this fall, take into account the benefit options available and choose the health insurance policies that best meet your financial and health care needs!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.