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Real Cost Calculator by Aflac

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Aflac. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.


Lately I have been having issues with my abdomen.  I was hospitalized in February with diverticulitis and referred to a gastro specialist to make sure “everything was okay”.  The cost of my hospital stay and services exceeded $15,000 and I didn’t even have surgery.  Unfortunately I don’t have health insurance either and I was super irresponsible and accidentally let my AFLAC Hospitalization policy lapse.  Huge mistake!  I do still currently pay on my AFLAC Accident policy but plan on getting my other policy back soon.

I’ve been a customer with AFLAC for over 10 years and it’s been a savior more times than I care to think about….  From covering my husband’s staples in his head from the hide-and-go seek game gone wrong to the coverage for my hysterectomy a little over a year ago our AFLAC policies have been a blessing.

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I don’t think I have cancer, but if I did the estimated cost* to me and my family would be over $55,000.  Can you imagine that?   As a full-time blogger and social media consultant that is a pretty damaging figure.  I believe it might be a bit conservative as well.  According to the Real Cost Calculator, a new innovative tool from Aflac that helps users understand the real cost associated with illnesses and injuries an Aflac policy could pay out roughly $17,000 directly to me – not to the hospital to help with the costs associated with Colorectal Cancer.

aflac2*These costs include:

• Expenses not covered by major medical, such as deductibles and co-pays;
• Out-of-pocket costs for things like transportation to follow-up medical appointments; and
• Everyday household expenses (rent/mortgage, utilities and car payments) that continue even if you are sick and out of work – which for many people means not earning a paycheck.

The Real Cost Calculator demonstrates how Aflac’s products help provide policyholders with a safety net if they are sick or hurt.  It’s really a great tool that puts things into perspective.  If you need more information on how Aflac works and what the Real Cost Calculator can show you be sure to visit Aflac’s Real Cost Calculator online.

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About Aflac
When a policyholder gets sick or hurt, Aflac pays cash benefits fast. For nearly six decades, Aflac insurance policies have given policyholders the opportunity to focus on recovery, not financial stress. In the United States, Aflac is the number one provider of guaranteed-renewable insurance. In Japan, Aflac is the number one life insurance company in terms of individual policies in force. Aflac individual and group insurance products provide protection to more than 50 million people worldwide. For six consecutive years, Aflac has been recognized by Ethisphere magazine as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. In 2013, FORTUNE magazine recognized Aflac as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for the 15th consecutive year. Also, FORTUNE magazine included Aflac on its list of Most Admired Companies for the 11th time in 2012. Aflac Incorporated is a Fortune 500 company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AFL. To find out more about Aflac, visit aflac.com or espanol.aflac.com.

DisclosureI participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Aflac. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.


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