American Income Life, for When the Unexpected Strikes

Everyone knows someone … a family member, friend, coworker, neighbor … who has suffered a critical illness. No one is immune from its possibility, regardless of age. Like accidents, a critical illness can strike without warning, and its financial repercussions can be devastating.

Here are a few statistics that indicate why a critical illness policy may be just what the doctor ordered.

  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and a major cause of disability.
  • Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the United States and accounts for nearly one of every four deaths.
  • Stroke is the third most common cause of death and, like heart disease, is a major cause of disability.
  • Every 34 seconds an American has a coronary event, and every minute an American dies from one.
  • In the US, men have slightly less than a 1 in 2 lifetime risk of developing cancer; for women, the risk is a little more than 1 in 3.
  • Lung cancer accounts for more deaths than any other type of cancer in both men and women.
  • About 1,638,910 new cancer cases were expected to be diagnosed in 2012, and about 577,190 Americans were expected to die of cancer … more than 1,500 people a day.

But you can be prepared. A lump sum critical illness policy from American Income Life can help relieve some of the financial trauma a critical illness can create.

Sources: American Cancer Society: Cancer Facts & Figures 2012; American Heart Association, Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics 2013 Update

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