Have you been keeping up to date with the NZ Herald series this week on: Cancer – the cost of life?
According to The NZ Cancer Society 60 people are diagnosed with cancer every day.
Those who are currently diagnosed with Cancer, and requiring the non-funded medications to keep them alive, are having to resort to public fundraising. The NZ Herald reports this year alone more than 650 appeals have been started by patients, or their friends and family, because they have nowhere else to turn to when seeking non-taxpayer-funded medicines or other support.
There would not be anyone who has not been touched by cancer in some way whether directly as a cancer patient, knowing someone with cancer or knowing someone that has lost their life to cancer.
Early diagnosis and treatment is key. By having either or both Trauma and Health Insurance it may greatly increase your chances of beating cancer through financial support or healthcare. Statistically, people are more likely to see a specialist and obtain relevant tests and scans if they have a health plan in place.
PIC Insurance Brokers have access to a number of insurance providers that cover non-funded medication. The levels of non-funded limits can vary from each provider and our specialist Life Brokers will talk you through the policy benefits and wordings.
It’s not about what you can afford, but what you cannot afford to be without.
To find out more about what protection benefits we can offer please contact PIC and arrange a time with one of our Life Brokers, click here for details.
For more information and to read the whole series on Cancer – The Cost of Life, please click here http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11542007
The series covers Breast cancer, Bowel cancer, Lung cancer, Melanoma and Prostrate cancer.