Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women in America. The average cost of breast cancer treatment can vary anywhere between $20,000 to $100,000, which is why health insurance is so important especially for those prone to/struggling with breast cancer. As we address this awareness in the month of October, here are a few insurance tips to help those with the diagnosis:
1. Research the right insurance - the Marketplace Open Enrollment period starts on November 1, which is the prime time for you to buy health insurance and find the best plan for you.
2. Find out which services are free - all Affordable Care Act plans fully cover some services, like mammography, medications for risk reduction, and genetic counseling and testing.
3. Remember to stay in-network, but budget for out-of-pocket costs - things like OTC medications, food supplements, and wigs must be paid for on your own.
4. Track your insurance records - breast cancer treatment can be extensive and ongoing; that means you must be prepared to deal with your insurance company.
Our greatest hope is that none of our customers and friends must handle any form of cancer. However, if the need ever arises, you can have the peace of mind that with Piedmont Insurance and Business Group, we will always have your back during treatment and recovery! In addition, financial help can be found through various organizations and charities. Call or email us today if you have questions and want more information.