How to protect your finances with a supplemental medical insurance plan

Life can be unpredictable. Accidents, injuries, and illnesses are bound to
happen; and when they do, you should be able to focus on your recovery —
not worrying about finances.

Plan For the Unexpected

An

Independence Blue Cross (Independence) health plan

offers you the security of knowing you have access to high-quality care,
including the largest network of doctors and hospitals in the region. For
added peace of mind, consider pairing your Independence health plan with an
accident, critical illness, and hospital recovery insurance plan from the

LifeSecure Insurance Company
*, an independent company.

LifeSecure plans offer financial support when you need it most — in the
event of an accident, serious illness, or hospital stay. You can make up
for lost income and pay for medical deductibles, out-of-network office
visits, uncovered treatments, childcare, transportation to appointments,
household upkeep, or anything else you may need.

Let’s explore the plans available from LifeSecure and how they can enhance
your medical coverage!

Accident Insurance

In the event of an accident, an Independence health plan provides benefits
for covered medical services associated with an injury. But you might also
want supplemental medical insurance to help with out-of-pocket costs
resulting from an accident that can set you back financially.

That’s where LifeSecure comes in. LifeSecure’s personal accident insurance
provides cash benefits paid directly to you to help offset injury-related
expenses, such as copays, tests, X-rays, and therapy, regardless of any
other insurance you have.

Accidents Happen

Here’s an example of how a LifeSecure accident insurance plan with an
annual benefit amount of $10,000 can help you in the event of an accident:

Donna has a $100 deductible under her LifeSecure personal accident
insurance plan and has incurred $8,800 in reimbursable medical expenses,
including the costs of deductibles, copays, and coinsurance. Her benefit
payout would be $8,700.

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Critical Illness Insurance

When you or someone in your family is dealing with a major health event,
such as a heart attack, stroke, or cancer, a critical illness insurance
plan from LifeSecure can help pay for expenses that traditional insurance
plans do not cover, such as lost income, mortgage payments or other
household bills, medical deductibles, rehabilitation, and uncovered
treatments.

LifeSecure’s critical illness insurance plans offer a lump-sum cash benefit
upon diagnosis of a covered disease to help pay these expenses. Below is a
chart that details what percentage of the benefit amount you would receive
upon first diagnosis for several commonly covered diseases.

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Protection For the Whole Family

With a critical illness insurance plan, you’ll have the security of knowing
that everyone in your family is protected:

• If you include your spouse or partner, his or her benefit amount will match
yours.
 Each dependent child is automatically covered with a $2,500 benefit amount
— at no additional cost.
 Subsequent diagnosis of a different critical illness is also eligible for
payment.

Hospital Recovery Insurance

An Independence health plan provides benefits to help with medical costs
resulting from an inpatient hospitalization or treatment in an observation
unit. By pairing your medical plan with a LifeSecure hospital recovery
insurance, you can extend your protection past your hospital stay.

A hospital recovery insurance plan provides cash benefits for each day of a
covered hospital stay, regardless of any other insurance you have. Benefits
can help pay for anything you need during recovery, including
transportation, delivery or take-out meals, or help around the house.

Focus on Recovery, Not Finances

In the event of an inpatient hospitalization, here’s an example of how a
LifeSecure hospital recovery insurance plan with a $10,000 benefit amount
can help you:

Cindy selects a daily benefit amount of $500. She is later hospitalized for
four days after back surgery. Upon discharge, Cindy’s benefit payout will
be $2,000.

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Get Protected

You can’t predict where life may take you, so be prepared. LifeSecure’s
plans offer affordable and reliable coverage to provide financial support
when it really counts. Visit the

LifeSecure website

to learn more about their plans and get an instant quote.


*Independence Blue Cross is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross
and Blue Shield Association. The products listed are offered by
LifeSecure Insurance Company, an independent company. These are not
Blue Cross products. Independence Blue Cross is acting solely as an
agent for LifeSecure. LifeSecure is solely responsible for the
administration of its products.

LifeSecure Insurance Company (Brighton, MI) underwrites and has sole
financial responsibility for the Accident, Critical Illness and
Hospital Recovery insurance products. The products listed are offered
by LifeSecure Insurance Company, an independent company. These are not
Blue Cross or Blue Shield products. LifeSecure is solely responsible.
LifeSecure and the logo are trademarks of LifeSecure Insurance Company.

These policies include limitations and exclusions. Refer to the Outline
of Coverage or Policy. This is an insurance solicitation.

1
In PA: Specified Disease is called Critical Illness

2
In NH: This disease is called Severe Stroke

3
In CA: This disease is called Cancer Confined in its Site of Origin

4
In CA: This disease is called Excluded Skin Cancer

This content was originally published on

IBX Insights
.


About Brett Mayfield

Brett Mayfield is senior vice president and market president — local. He
joined Independence Blue Cross in 1991 and is responsible for the new
business and retention of Independence’s Consumer, Small Group, and Middle
Market segments. Brett graduated from Shippensburg University in
Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. He currently
resides in Maple Glen, Pennsylvania with his family.

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