I get nervous every time Ben gets tackled. What if he gets hurt?
During Lisa's last soccer game, she was kicked in the stomach. That kick may have saved her life.
My friend from work started seeing signs of Parkinson's disease at 37.
One day my brother was complaining about stomach pains, the next day he needed surgery.
We want to be able to take care of Mom now that Dad's not here.
How can I protect our growing family in case something happens to me?
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What if my parents need my help when they’re older? How long could I go without a paycheck if I got hurt or sick? How could I protect my savings from a medical emergency?
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Medical bills were the cause of 62% of all bankruptcies in 2007 … 75% had medical insurance. (The American Journal of Medicine, 2009)
If health insurance was enough, why are there fundraisers to raise money to help cover costs related to diseases such as cancer?
Approximately 41% of the 34.3 million medically consulted injuries in 2007 were due to sports and leisure activities. (National Safety Council Injury Facts 2010 Edition)
On average, an unintentional disabling injury occurs every second. (National Safety Council Injury Facts 2010 Edition)
The economic impact of unintentional injuries amounted to $701.9 billion in 2007. This is equivalent to $6,000 per household (National Safety Council, Injury Facts 2010.)
In 2007 more than 34 million people sought medical attention for an injury - 1 in 9. (National Safety Council, Injury Facts 2010)
In the US, men have slightly less than a 1 in 2 lifetime risk of developing cancer; for women, the risk is a little more than 1 in 3. (American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures 2011)
Just over 1 in 4 of today’s 20-year-olds will become disabled before reaching age 67. (US Social Security Admin, Fact Sheet, May 2011)
25% of adult children provide personal care and/or financial help to a parent. (Department of Health and Human Services, www.longtermcare.gov, 17 Oct. 2011)
Nearly 7 in 10 American households with children under 18 would be in jeopardy if the primary breadwinner died. (LIMRA, Facts about Life 2010)
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