Combined Insurance Encourages Consideration of Illness and Critical Care Supplemental Insurance in American Heart Month

GLENVIEW, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to the Centers for Disease Control, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and woman and accounts for approximately one out of every four deaths in the United States. So when heart disease strikes, it can sometimes be devastating for those who suffer from it and their families. That’s why Combined Insurance says that February, American Heart Month, is an ideal time for people to assess their insurance needs and consider the value and protection provided by supplemental illness, critical care and disability insurance.

“Many people, even those with good primary health insurance plans, lack the additional level of protection they need when a major illness such as heart disease or a heart attack strikes,” says Jim Coleman, senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Combined Insurance. “That’s why we encourage people to take some time during February to look at their existing insurance coverage and assess where protection gaps might exist.”

Coleman adds that in addition to the emotional toll, unexpected illnesses and long-term recoveries can often create financial burdens for patients and their families. In fact, it’s not unusual for families in these circumstances to significantly deplete their emergency funds and savings accounts. Supplemental health insurance can help fill financial gaps and provide peace of mind by providing benefits that can be used to help cover some of the unexpected costs related to treating and recovering from a major illness or medical event, such as a heart attack.

How Supplemental Insurance Can Help

Combined Insurance, a leading provider of individual supplemental accidentdisabilityhealth and life insuranceproducts, and an ACE Group company, offers a variety of flexible supplemental health insurance policies. Some provide specified daily cash benefits in the event of hospital stays and even outpatient care. Because the cash benefit is paid directly to the insured, it can be used to help with co-pays and other out-of-pocket medical expenses, associated transportation costs, or even routine household expenses.

Other Combined Insurance plans, such as Critical Care Protector, provide a defined lump sum benefit upon the diagnosis of one of specified major illnesses. These policies cover a range of serious illnesses and conditions for those that qualify. The company also offers disability insurance, which provides a monthly cash benefit for policyholders that become disabled and are unable to work.

For more information on Combined Insurance individual supplemental health, critical care and disability plans and to complete or download a copy of our comprehensive needs assessment form, please

About Combined Insurance

Combined Insurance is a leading provider of individual supplemental accident, disability, health and life insurance products and an ACE Group company. With a field sales force and corporate staff in excess of 5,000 people worldwide, Combined Insurance meets the growing coverage needs of policyholders around the globe. For more information, call 1-800-490-1322 or visit

About ACE

ACE Group is one of the world’s largest multiline property and casualty insurers. With operations in 54 countries, ACE provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients. ACE Limited, the parent company of ACE Group, is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ACE) and is a component of the S&P 500 index. Additional information can be found at:


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