Kathy’s Corner: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Kathy’s Corner: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in American women, as well as the second leading cause of cancer death in women.  The average risk for a woman in the US is currently about 13%, which correlates to a 1 in 8 chance she will develop breast cancer. Incidence rates have increased slightly in recent years.  The death rate in women over the age of 50 has decreased, possibly due to increased awareness, screening, and improved treatments, but breast cancer deaths in women younger than 50 have held steady.  The importance of early detection cannot be emphasized enough for women of all ages. 

So, what might this mean to you as an insurance agent? 

Health care coverage can address some of the costs associated with a cancer screening, diagnosis, treatment, and recovery, but what can you do to ensure your clients are not financially devastated by the balance of the expenses when they receive that heartbreaking diagnosis?

Cancer policies are becoming more prevalent in the market, and while some offer more expansive coverage than others, all will serve to provide a certain amount of piece of mind for your client.  The unfortunate fact is that the prevalence of cancer in today’s world creates a need for the cancer coverage conversation with your clients. 

Sorting through the available policies to find the one that provides the best fit for each client can be daunting and should be considered with compassion and care.  Insurance Advisors, Inc. has access to a variety of plans and options.  We encourage you to have the conversation with your clients, then allow Insurance Advisors to assist you in finding the best policy for their individual situations. 

Contact us today for more information.


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