Are You Prepared In Case of a Stroke?
Stroke is one of the leading causes of death for Americans and a leading cause of serious long-term disability. In case of a stroke diagnosis, are you financially prepared for the out-of-pocket costs associated with the recovery process?
The signs of a stroke often go unnoticed because most people are unaware of the major symptoms of stroke. Stroke diagnoses share symptoms with other health events like heart attack, including difficulty speaking or arm weakness. And, the symptoms can differ for men and women. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 795,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke each year.1 The longer it takes to identify the issue and receive treatment, the more damage is done. Because of this, stroke is a leading cause of disability in the U.S.2
Do you know how to spot a stroke? Visit the American Stroke Association to learn how to identify the warning signs of a stroke. Also, schedule regular well-checkups with your physician. Most Platinum-marketed policies offer wellness benefits for physician-office visits.
A stroke diagnosis can carry unexpected expenses that can be a burden on anyone’s financial situation. According to the CDC, stroke costs Americans an estimated
$33 billion each year, which includes the cost of healthcare services, medicine and missed days of work.1 Medical care and rehabilitation for stroke survivors and their families can be expensive and lengthy.
For many customers, a supplemental insurance policy marketed by Platinum Supplemental Insurance helps bring peace of mind to the concerns surrounding a stroke diagnosis. These types of policies pay a lump-sum benefit in the event of a covered accident or illness, such as stroke. These benefits are paid directly to you, the policyholder, to use toward your greatest need, including out-of-pocket medical costs or lost wages due to time away from work.
To learn more about the benefits of your Platinum-marketed policy, please call our friendly, knowledgeable customer service team at 1-855-637-6550.
1(2016, December). Stroke Facts. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved on May 3, 2017, from www.cdc.gov/stroke/facts.htm.
2Mozzafarian D, Benjamin EJ, Go AS, Arnett DK, Blaha MJ, Cushman M, et al., on behalf of the American Heart Association Statistics Committee and Stroke Statistics Subcommittee. 2016. Heart disease and stroke statistics—2016. American Heart Association. Retrieved on May 3, 2017, from www.cdc.gov/stroke/facts.htm.
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