By Farin Cloyd
Cancer treatments are expensive, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Roughly 200,000 people in the U.S. are battling cancer while uninsured, and the majority of those people are members of minority groups and underserved communities. It is important to know that there is a way to combat those costs and get the coverage that you need.
Simple Choice Insurance Brokerage is dedicated to making insurance affordable and accessible to people from all communities, backgrounds, and medical conditions.
Recently, our agency worked with a Chattanooga, TN resident who happened to be the mother of one of our agents. This client initially enrolled in Medicare 13 years ago, and she has not heard from her agent since.
After reviewing her plan, we realized that she was missing critical coverage in her existing plan. Due to these gaps in her coverage, she paid for all of her Part B premiums, doctor’s visits, and prescriptions completely out of pocket. Unbeknownst to her, she was eligible to have all of the elements of her previous coverage at no cost to her.
This client was eventually diagnosed with cancer, and, without proper coverage, she would have faced up to $10,000 in out-of-pocket costs for her treatment and medication. We got her filed for her new coverage, and now she is receiving her cancer treatment with absolutely no out of pocket cost.
It is not too late to review your coverage. The enrollment period for Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) plans is December 15th. The Annual Enrollment Period for Medicare/Medicaid plans is December 7th. At Simple Choice, we get you the coverage we would give to our own friends and family. For more information visit our website here or call LaQuentin Jenkins today at (713) 320-0472.