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Aflac Group Critical Illness Plan

According to the American Cancer Society, more than 1.6 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer this year. According to the Heart Foundation, someone suffers a heart attack every 34 seconds in the U.S. Do you still think it will not happen to you or a family member?

Beating a critical illness can be tough enough, but it’s tougher when the bills start to add up. Ask anyone who has had one of these critical illnesses if $10,000, $20,000 or even $30,000 would have helped their family during the recovery process. The answer would be an emphatic, “YES!”

Aflac Group Critical Illness insurance has helped many MEA members to recuperate without the added stress and anxiety associated with finances. That’s because the plans benefits can be used to help cover medical expenses (that major medical insurance doesn’t cover), living expenses as well as the hidden costs of illness—travel, lodging, miscellaneous out-of-pocket expenses, airfare for family members and even missed time at work. Aflac Group Critical Illness coverage helps alleviate the financial stressors that can hamper a healthy recovery.

The Group Critical Illness plan works by combining Aflac’s traditional cancer coverage with other Aflac plans in order to create one great benefit. This plan offers $200 for mammograms, $50 for other health screenings (every calendar year). The plan also provides a lump sum payment ($10,000, $20,000 or $30,000) upon the diagnosis of each covered illness including cancer, heart attack, heart surgery, stroke, renal failure and more. This fiscal year, members can also elect up to $50,000 in benefits. If you are interested in coverage beyond the enrollment limit of $30,000, please contact Will Stover for more information. The plan does not have any lifetime maximums, and the lump sum payouts can be paid multiple times. Please see plan details for limitations.

What are current policyholders saying?

Several years ago a fellow city employee & an AFLAC member was dying of cancer. He called the office one day and said to me “Having AFLAC has been a financial blessing for me”. I listened but had no idea what AFLAC really was until I attended an open enrollment meeting. Having had cancer in my family I get checked regularly and e-mail all my appointments to our representative. I have been an AFLAC member for many years now and it has truly paid off in terms of stress and financial worry.

Rebecca Portillo – Purchasing and Contracting

When can I sign up?

The Group Aflac enrollment website will open Sunday, May 1, 2016, and closes June 30, 2016. All MEA Members and Benefit Associate members can sign up online at www.Aflac.com/SDMEA or by contacting Will Stover directly.

How do I get more information on the rates and plan options?

All plan information is available by visiting the MEA Aflac website at www.Aflac.com/SDMEA. In addition to the website, an Aflac benefits specialist will be visiting various work locations in order to answer any questions, to provide plan details and rates and to assist with enrollment and claims. Please visit the MEA website to see the benefit fair schedule. To set up a meeting with a benefit specialist, or to get more information on rates and plan options, please feel free to contact Will Stover at (619) 535-7240 or wstover@integratedlabor.com.