Survivor Stories Underwritten by United of Omaha Life Insurance Company or Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company
While health insurance may cover many of the medical costs associated with a serious illness, Critical Illness insurance covers the cost of survival and returning to a productive life. Watch these videos to see the financial toll a critical illness has taken on the families of two survivors and how they coped.
Denise was a happily married mother of two when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She survived surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation, and breast reconstruction and now serves as an advocate for other women suffering from the disease. But during the recovery process, her family's budget was stretched by out-of-pocket costs and other expenses not covered by insurance. See Denise's full story
During a routine well woman exam in 2012, Tarie's doctor noticed her thyroid gland was swollen. An ultrasound proved she had thyroid cancer, which led to surgery to remove the gland and her lymph nodes. Fees for her diagnostic procedures, surgery and overnight hospital stay exceeded $50,000 —- $7,100 she paid out of pocket. Her Critical Illness benefit helped fill the gap.
See Tarie's full story