Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a heart attack or stroke1 and someone is diagnosed with cancer every 3 minutes.2 If it happens to you, shouldn’t your primary focus be on getting well, and not worrying about how to pay for your treatment and care?
Critical Illness Insurance can help you by paying a lump sum cash benefit to help cover your out-of-pocket medical costs, including deductibles, copays, and cost-shares or pay daily living expenses such as grocery bills, mortgage payments, transportation costs, etc.
Add critical illness insurance to help offset expenses that may not be covered under your employer's existing medical insurance and disability plans.
IMPORTANT: If there is a change in your policy and you receive a refund from the carrier, it will not change your year-to-date voluntary deduction amount on your paycheck. While the overall cost of the benefit changed (resulting in a refund), the actual deduction amount remains the same.
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What serious illnesses and diseases am I covered for?
Critical illness insurance helps you manage expenses — so you can focus on getting well.
As long as you or your loved one meets the policy and certificate requirements, the following medical conditions are covered:
What happens if I recover and then I’m diagnosed again?
1www.thebalance.com/medical-bankruptcy-statistics-4154729, Medical Bankruptcy and the Economy, Accessed May 2018.
2www.natlbankruptcy.com/us-medical-debt-statistics/, 10 Statistics about US Medical Debt that Will Shock You. Accessed Nov. 2018.
3www.bankrate.com/banking/savings/starting-an-emergency-fund/ How to start (and build) an emergency fund, Accessed July 2018
4Coverage is guaranteed provided (1) the employee is actively at work and (2) any dependents to be covered are not under medical restriction as described in the Certificate. Some states require the insured to have medical coverage. Additional restrictions apply to dependents serving in the armed forces or living overseas. For CA sitused cases, coverage is guaranteed provided (1) the employee is performing all of the usual and customary duties of your job at the employer's place of business or at an alternate place approved by your employer and (2) dependents are not subject to medical restrictions as set forth on the enrollment form and in the Certificate
5Eligibility for portability through the Continuation of Insurance with Premium Payment provision may be subject to certain eligibility requirements and limitations. For more information, contact your MetLife representative.
6Eligible Family Members mean all persons eligible for coverage as defined in the Certificate.
7Please review the Outline of Coverage/Disclosure Document for specific information about cancer benefits. Not all types of cancer are covered. Some cancers are covered at less than the Initial Benefit Amount. For NH sitused cases and NH residents, there is an Initial Benefit of $100 for All Other Cancer.
8In certain states, the Covered Condition is Severe Stroke.
9In NJ sitused cases, the Covered Condition is Coronary Artery Disease.
10Please review the Outline of Coverage for specific information about Alzheimer’s disease.
11MetLife Critical Illness Insurance will pay 25% of the Initial Benefit Amount when a covered person is diagnosed with one of the 22 Listed Conditions. A Covered Person may only receive one benefit payment for a Listed Condition in his/her lifetime. The Listed Conditions are: Addison’s disease (adrenal hypofunction); amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease); cerebrospinal meningitis (bacterial); cerebral palsy; cystic fibrosis; diphtheria; encephalitis; Huntington’s disease (Huntington’s chorea); Legionnaire’s disease; malaria; multiple sclerosis (definitive diagnosis); muscular dystrophy; myasthenia gravis; necrotizing fasciitis; osteomyelitis; poliomyelitis; rabies; sickle cell anemia (excluding sickle cell trait); systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE); systemic sclerosis (scleroderma); tetanus; and tuberculosis.
12We will not pay a Recurrence Benefit for a Covered Condition that Recurs during a Benefit Suspension Period. We will not pay a Recurrence Benefit for either a Full Benefit Cancer or a Partial Benefit Cancer unless the Covered Person has not had symptoms of or been treated for the Full Benefit Cancer or Partial Benefit Cancer for which we paid an Initial Benefit during the Benefit Suspension Period.
METLIFE CRITICAL ILLNESS INSURANCE (CII) IS A LIMITED BENEFIT GROUP INSURANCE POLICY. Like most group accident and health insurance policies, MetLife’s CII policies contain certain exclusions, limitations and terms for keeping them in force. Product features and availability may vary by state. In most plans, there is a pre-existing condition exclusion. After a covered condition occurs, there is a benefit suspension period during which most plans do not pay recurrence benefits, except in the case of insureds covered under a New York certificate. MetLife offers CII on both an Attained Age and an Issue Age basis. Attained Age rates are based on 5-year age bands and will increase when a Covered Person reaches a new age band. MetLife’s Issue Age CII is guaranteed renewable, and may be subject to benefit reductions that begin at age 65. Premium rates for MetLife’s Issue Age CII are based on age at the time of the initial coverage effective date and will not increase due to age; premium rates for increases in coverage, including the addition of dependents’ coverage, if applicable, will be based on the covered person’s age at the time of the initial coverage effective date. Rates are subject to change for MetLife’s Issue Age CII on a class-wide basis. A more detailed description of the benefits, limitations, and exclusions applicable to both Attained Age and Issue Age CII can be found in the applicable Disclosure Statement or Outline of Coverage/Disclosure Document available at time of enrollment. For complete details of coverage and availability, please refer to the group policy form GPNP07-CI, GPNP09-CI or GPNP14-CI, or contact MetLife for more information. Benefits are underwritten by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, New York, New York. MetLife's Critical Illness Insurance is not intended to be a substitute for Medical Coverage providing benefits for medical treatment, including hospital, surgical and medical expenses. MetLife's Critical Illness Insurance does not provide reimbursement for such expenses.