Critical Illness Insurance

What is Critical Illness Insurance?

What are the most common critical illnesses?

Critical illness insurance provides a payment if you experience a critical illness that is covered under the policy contract. 

You don't have to be disabled to collect. Unlike disability insurance, you don't have to be employed to receive the benefits. For example, a critical illness insurance payment is typically made in a lump sum and can be spent however you please — use the money for medical bills, a wheelchair, retrofitting your home, your mortgage or other bills, home health care or even a Hawaiian vacation. Medical conditions that qualify usually include serious injuries, diseases and major surgeries. Even with advanced medicine and a health insurance policy on your side, if you are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, there is a possibility that you would not be able to afford the treatments recommended and needed.

Some insurance companies bundle critical illness coverage into categories, and you can make claims in multiple categories. 

For instance, one category could cover cancer-related conditions, another category could cover heart-related conditions and a third category could cover organ transplants, kidney failure or severe burns. You can buy a policy that pays for one category of conditions or a policy that covers all three condition categories.


Most Common Critical Illnesses:

  • Life-Threatening Cancer
  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Coronary Angioplasty
  • Major Organ Transplant
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Kidney Failure
  • Paralysis
  • Blindness
  • Deafness

Advantage Plus® - Hospital Confinement Indemnity Insurance

 Advantage Plus Hospital Confinement Indemnity Insurance is designed to help fill some of the co-payments, deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses of your health insurance plan. Cash benefits are paid directly to you to help cover the costs associated with hospital confinement, ambulance trips, skilled nursing stays and more. 

Cancer, Heart Attack and Stroke Insurance

 If you were diagnosed with cancer or suffered a heart attack or stroke, the last thing you would want to worry about is your finances. GTL’s Cancer, Heart Attack and Stroke Insurance helps you receive the financial peace of mind that allows you to focus on what matters most – your recovery. 

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