- Posted January 13, 2014 by
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Critical Illness Cover
What would you do if your Doctor say you down after getting back your test results, and told you that you have cancer? Well it most likely starts with the 5 stages of grief, and tends to end differently depending how you have structured your insurance portfolio, and if you have critical illness cover.
The first reaction to learning of terminal illness is to deny the reality, and is a normal reaction.
Our anger could be directed at the knowledge of our illness, even thou there is no blame to pass around. It is also common to show anger towards others, as well as object. You might show anger at something not working, and feel that this would have happened if you were healthy.
The sense of helplessness and will cause second thoughts on how you approached the illness. You will tend to think of the past, make deals on how you will be a better person if only you are healed.
You will be feeling and wondering why this is happening to you. The sadness might be due to what you feel is the inevitable outcome.
This stage is normally the time where the real healing process takes place. You can now fight your illness and hopefully embrace the natural process of healing (along with medication).
What many don’t realize is that along with your illness, comes a financial commitment. It costs money to get the best treatment, while it also costs extra to use the best medicines. There might be long periods of time where you can’t work, or maybe your spouse takes time off in order to spend time with you. There are a lot of financial obligations that do not disappear just because you have a critical illness.
The solution to your potential financial woe shouldn't be limited to a loan or your savings, there is a better alternative that comes with benefit that can ultimately play a huge role in your recovery or extension of your life. If you haven’t already, speak to your insurance agent about critical illness, as this type of insurance pays a lump sum of money when you are diagnosed with a critical illness. Over and above the lump sum, is something called Best Doctors (By different names depending on where you live). Best Doctors can give you a second opinion, which ultimately helps with illnesses that are misdiagnosed.
If you would like to know more, visit us and read more about critical illness insurance.